Today we are going to look at how women manage emotions on the job. Are your emotions sometimes getting the best of you in the workplace? As women in the full-to-the-brim world of work, we often find ourselves dealing with overflowing plates, juggling work and personal commitments. Sometimes this pressure leads to emotional overwhelm. I’ve been in your shoes and have four questions to help women manage emotions on the job. This framework was developed from my experiences and aimed at avoiding career-limiting mistakes.

In this Episode:

  • Learn how women can manage emotions on the job
  • Uncover the power of the Emotionally Savvy Assessment (ESA) framework to navigate emotions in professional settings
  • Master four thought-provoking querstions for intentional emotional regulation
  • Delve into effective self-care practices to minimize vulnerability to emotional triggers
  • Develop strength through journaling exercises and heighted self-awareness
  • Understand the value of seeking coaching to bolster your emotional skill set

How to Manage Emotions on the Job

I’m going to share with you the exact method I developed for managing emotions at work – the Emotionally Savvy Assessment (ESA). This framework will help you transform the way you react in high-stress situations and allow you to make intentional decisions that align with your true self.

I will break down each step of the process, showing you how to assess the truth, examine your motives, prepare for potential unexpected reactions, and weigh the long-term benefits of your actions. Through practical tips and personal anecdotes, you’ll see how taking a moment to pause, assess, and act can lead to a happier, healthier, and more emotionally resilient you in the workplace.

Before you act or speak, ask yourself if you’re comfortable that your actions might not be received the way you want.

Allegra M. Sinclair

The Emotionally Savvy Assessment (TM)

  1. Is this true? Or is it truth?
  2. What do I hope will happen based on what I want to do?
  3. Am I comfortable with the fact that my message might not be received in the way I want?
  4. What is the benefit to me of continuing on this path?

Do you struggle with processing your emotions on the job? I’ve been there and got the t-shirt. In this episode, I look at how to manage emotions and prevent career limiting mistakes. The Emotionally Savvy Assessment (ESA) is a powerful framework I developed through my own high-stress experiences. The ESA includes four questions that can help you manage your emotions at work, allowing you to build confidence and take charge of your career. Here are several of the key points from this episode:

  1. Emotions and the Truth: One of the questions in the ESA asks whether what you are upset about is factual or just your personal interpretation. This question is crucial in helping you evaluate your emotions at work. It’s easy to let emotions run wild when you’re dealing with a difficult colleague or when a project goes awry. Asking yourself this question helps you take a step back and identify whether your emotions are valid or not.
  2. What Do You Hope Will Happen Next: The second question in the ESA asks what you hope will come from your actions. When you’re feeling emotional, it’s easy to make impulsive decisions that could negatively impact your career. This question forces you to think about what you want to achieve and how your actions can help you reach your goals, rather than just reacting to your emotions in the moment.
  3. Preventing Career Limiting Mistakes: By taking the ESA assessment, you can avoid making career limiting mistakes. In the emotionally charged workplace, impulsive and emotional decisions can often lead to negative consequences that you never intended. The ESA helps you assess your emotions and make more strategic decisions that will help you build confidence and move your career forward.

In conclusion, managing emotions at work is crucial to achieving success in your career. The ESA framework provides a simple yet effective tool that can help you stay in control of your emotions and avoid making career limiting mistakes. By pausing to answer the four quick questions, you can gain clarity and better understand how to approach the situation at hand.

Don’t let emotions get the best of you; take charge of your career and use the ESA framework to your advantage. Remember, with practice and persistence, emotional intelligence can be developed and lead you towards greater success. Start using the ESA framework today and see the positive impact it can have on your personal and professional growth.

More about the Podcast

Over the years, Your Confident Self has become a go-to resource for anyone looking to improve their self-confidence and overcome obstacles in their personal and professional lives. With more than 150,000 downloads and counting, Allegra’s podcast has built a loyal following of listeners who appreciate her thoughtful insights and practical wisdom.

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Allegra M. Sinclair

Allegra M. Sinclair is a professional coach and confidence expert. She hates to see women living small and loves to help them change how they show up in the world.

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