If you’re anything like me, you know what it’s like to go through ups and downs as an entrepreneur. Occasionally, everything seems to be going smoothly for a moment, but then everything seems to go wrong for a second. Ultimately, we will continue to go on rollercoaster rides, but how we deal with negative emotions as entrepreneurs can have a powerful impact on our lives. In today’s article, we will discuss How to Deal With Negative Emotions.
How to Deal With Negative Emotions In 2021
Have you ever considered why you tend to think of negative emotions more than positive ones?
Our brains are wired to think of most things in a negative light. Because humans had to fight for survival, this way of thinking was very helpful. Today, this way of thinking is more harmful than helpful. You will need to retrain your brain to view things more logically if you want to change these negative biases.
A person can experience many different types of negative emotions. The following emotions are examples: Frustration, anger, sadness, disappointment, fear, uncertainty, and anxiety. When doing business, people typically experience these negative emotions. Negative emotions also exist.
How To Deal With Negative Emotions
If you want to effectively deal with negative emotions, there are certain qualities you need.
You need to possess the following qualities:
- Becoming aware of who you are
Self-awareness allows you to recognize what negative emotions you are experiencing. It is crucial to be able to reflect. It is important to reflect upon negative emotions whenever they occur and determine why they are happening. Reflecting well means being emotionally detached from a situation and not attached to it.
The ability to reframe experiences and thoughts in a positive light is another quality you should have. Later, we will discuss reframing. We will now discuss how to handle these emotions.
Managing negative emotions requires you to take the following steps:
- Emotional Acceptance
- Understand Emotions
- Reframe the emotions
Start by describing how you feel. Breathe deeply and actively acknowledge your emotions. You can start asking yourself certain questions once you’ve narrowed down what emotions you feel.
You have no control over the thoughts and feelings that enter your mind.
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- What are my current feelings?
- What is going on?
- What is the impact on me?
When it comes to your emotions, asking yourself these questions will help you raise your self-awareness. You can move forward after finding out what these emotions are.
Knowing Your Emotions
Now it’s time to learn about your emotions. You are asked to explain why you are feeling this emotion. This is accomplished through a series of guided questions.
- Why am I feeling X (insert negative emotion)?
- Is this feeling trying to tell me something?
- What can I do now to change this emotion?
- How can we change this emotion now?
You are now ready to reframe the emotions, the final step.
A reframing technique can help you see things differently. Reframe literally means to reframe. It’s normal to repeat this step more than once since reframing will take more time than the previous steps.
You can reframe by asking yourself questions like:
- What could I do to see this differently?
- What if I reacted the opposite way?
- How can I see this differently?
- From this experience, what can I learn?
You need to repeat this process several times. It is important that you repeat this process until no more negative emotions remain.
Dealing with negative emotions is a skill that can be learned and perfected over time. You will become better at this skill as you practice more.
Entrepreneurs need to remember that negative emotions are part of being entrepreneurs. Try not to run away from them. You can manage them with this simple three-step process. By acknowledging, understanding, and re-framing your feelings, you can make it easier for them to go away.