Do you know what triggers what emotion ?
Being emotionally intelligent is know and having an understanding of what triggers certain emotions and knowing how to manage this accordingly. Instead of waiting for situations to happen to reflect on; why you felt so emotional or how you could of managed your emotions better, start by learning to identify the basics and what triggers certain emotions, of course you won’t be able to identify everything but if you have an understand of most emotions or the emotions you would like to improve this a great start.
When understanding emotions it’s important to have balance and to not be afraid to feel a certain emotion because, we are emotional beings and we will fluctuate within our emotions. It’s when you suppress your emotions you may start to notice negative coping mechanism to prevent them re surfacing.
Here is an example of the things you can think about when trying to identify what triggers certain emotions;
What make me feel (insert emotion)
How do I feel physically
How do I behave
What thoughts pop into my mind
Does this have an impact on my lifestyle / others
This should be a good starting point for yourself to help you reflect and start your journey of becoming emotional intelligent. Always remember nobody is perfect and we all fluctuate with our emotions, this is ok.
Peace and love x Shar ❤️