Beat Anxiety with Emotional Intelligence

Anxiety is a feeling of fear of what is about to happen. An upcoming job evaluation, a first date, a presentation or an examination can cause apprehension. The good news – it’s a secondary emotion easily mastered.

It’s normal to feel anxiety. Successful people aren’t immune to it. Some would even say it is essential to our personal growth. Feelings of fear only become a concern when these persist and interfere with our regular routine.

So how do people with high emotional intelligence deal with anxiety? We’ll let you in on a few tips which you can apply in any stressful situation.

Watch Out for Signs

When we are anxious, we don’t exhibit the same signs. It’s different for each person. Here are some:

  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Shallow Breathing
  • Feelings of Dread
  • Nervousness
  • You feel a knot in your stomach
  • Sweating
  • Restlessness
  • Nail-biting

So, which of the above applies to you? We sometimes aren’t aware these are happening when we’re anxious. The next time you are apprehensive, take note if you’re experiencing any of these signs.

Take Deep Breaths

Yes, it works! Calm yourself down. Taking deep breaths for a few seconds works for some. For others, a full minute or more is better. What this does is slow your heart rate and relax your muscles. It also helps you think more clearly.

Find Out Why You’re Anxious

We’re so involved with many things each day we can lose sight of what we are apprehensive about. The cause could be buried beneath minor stressors that pile up.

For instance, people go to work with high-stress levels because of the many things they have to accomplish. It’s not that they are unhappy with their job. It’s just they dislike specific tasks like making a presentation.

Scroll to Top

Contact Us

Simply complete the form below and we’ll get in touch with you, normally within 24 hours.

Enter your email address to download the Retooling Your Mindset eBook!

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

EQuest Asia will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

Enter your email address to download A Brief Guide to Happier Workplaces eBook!

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

EQuest Asia will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

Enter your email address to download Take a burnout test!

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

EQuest Asia will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

Enter your email address to download the EQuest Asia Brochure!

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

EQuest Asia will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

Enter your email address to download your document!

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

EQuest Asia will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

Thank you for sign up! Enjoy your download.

Thank you for sign up! Enjoy your download.

Thank you for sign up! Enjoy your download.

Thank you for sign up! Enjoy your download.

Thank you for sign up! Enjoy your download.