Anchor emotions during difficult conversationsFebruary 22, 2022 2022-02-22 12:43
Anchor emotions during difficult conversations
Do you remember any difficult conversations with your family, friends or at work?
How much control did you have over your emotions and feelings?
Did you have to use self-restraint?
Were you upset or frustrated afterward?
We all come across many situations where we don’t choose to have difficult conversations. However, when put in a spot, we aren’t well prepared, and as a result, our outcomes are unexpected.
What if you had a way to deal with such situations?
The first step is to remember you have all the resources and the resourcefulness to create win-win situations.
Secondly, remember at least two positive emotions, such as Confidence, Power, Integrity, Respect etc., which you felt recently.
The third step is replaying the events that filled you with positive emotions and feeling them again in your body.
Anchoring positive emotions helps in ensuring that we don’t get triggered easily. Preparation for a difficult conversation is essential, and our emotions play a significant role in our outcomes.
Everyone is doing their best to achieve the outcomes they want, and if we think of others as well-wishers, we have the advantage of creating win-win conditions
When we consider others as well-wishers, we focus on helping and supporting the outcome. The focus shifts from competition to collaboration, and we become thinking partners. If emotions come in the way, remembering our anchors and feeling them in our bodies helps.
What if you could find 5 minutes from your busy schedule and try this approach?
What if you found out that you always have a choice to create success?
How do you start :
- Practice daily gratitude and be thankful for your experiences.
- Practice daily meditation to remain relaxed and calm.
- Practice thinking your thoughts and focusing on what you want.
- Practice anchoring positive emotions and feelings in your body, which can keep you aware and in charge of your reactions.