It’s becoming clear that our mood and physical state affect the kinds of decisions we make more than we think. For example, a hungry judge hands out more severe sentences. If you want to make better decisions, you need to make sure you’re not hungry, angry or tired.
Think about the last time someone at work offered feedback on your mood. Did you make adjustments, moving toward a middle ground? Awareness helps us think more clearly.
Emotional awareness functions as a mood-management system, granting full access to logic and feelings. Just as your home thermostat keeps temperatures within sensible limits, turning on your emotional thermostat allows you to monitor your internal climate. Read More