Emotional intelligence is not just about understanding others.
Last week I invited you to take an audit of your how well you are applying self-care to yourself physically. I wonder how you got on and if you have already made some adjustments based on your own reflections.
Later in the series I will come back to each of the points we audited last time with some ideas on how to look after yourself even better on the physical level.
Before we do that let us continue with the audit, this time the focus is on Emotional Self-care. Here are the next set of questions:
Do you recognise your own emotions when you are experiencing them?
Do you know the difference between here and now emotions and historically conditioned emotions?
Are you associated or disassociated when you experience emotions?
Does it vary depending on which emotion it is?
Are there some emotions you believe are not okay?
Are you aware of specific triggers for specific emotional responses?
Do you ever feel out of control with your emotions?
Do you ever feel remote and disconnected from your emotions?
Are you aware of how personality difference might impact on emotions?
Do you have strategies for managing your own emotions?
What questions have I missed out? Let me know what else is important to you for emotional self-care.
Next week the audit will be for Psychological Self-care.
Last week I began my new series focusing on self-care with an overview and introduction. This week about self-assessment and I recommend you take a few minutes over the next few days to complete this short self-audit.
In order to get the most out of this series you might want to begin a self-care journal to record your answers, thoughts, feelings and actions.
Here are your questions on self-care questions for Physical self-care.
Do you in general terms take care of your body and health?
Do assess situations that might involve physical risk or do you rush in?
Do you get enough sleep? If not, is there a reason?
Do you eat healthily? Do you know what healthy eating is?
Are you over-weight, under-weight or within healthy guidelines for weight?
Do you take the recommended levels of exercise? Do you know what recommended levels are? Do you do too much, not enough or at a healthy balance for exercise?
Do you get regular health checks such as dentist, opticians etc? Do you get a regular general check up?
Do you pay attention to your body and listen to feedback from your body?
Do you take time to relax? For example do you meditate, use self-hypnosis, listen to music, walk in nature?
Do you dance? Do you play? Do you laugh?
What questions have I missed out? Let me know what else is important to you for physical self-care.
Next week the audit will be for Emotional Self-care.