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Strategies to regulate your moods and Emotions at the workplace

Moods and emotions play a powerful role in every area of the workplace. Handling moods and emotions particularly negative emotions at work are considered and seen as a measure of Professionalism.


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Dr .Raja Rajeswari Arabi

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Humans are emotional creatures, but the same human suggests others not to be emotional, especially when coming to the workplace. Moods and emotions play a powerful role in every area of the workplace. Handling moods and emotions particularly negative emotions at work are considered and seen as a measure of Professionalism.

When you want to know the strategies to regulate your mood swings and emotions at work, first you should understand moods, it helps you to apply and to implement the strategies to put into practice.

Understanding Moods:

Each mood has a different pattern of thinking and behaving, and a set of emotions associated with it. Moods may be good or bad, high or low, happy or frustrated, etc… Moods tell you about people, even by the way they walk, and you can able to tell that they are excited or they are in a low mood.

The easiest and simplest example, I will tell,

  • If you want something from your Dad, you will wait for the right time to ask and remember the right time mainly depends upon your Dad’s mood. Isn’t it?
  • Similarly, if you want to confess something to your mom, you never open up when your mom is upset. Right?
  • Likewise, you will wait for the perfect moment to ask about your salary hike to your Boss. That perfect moment is when your boss is happy. What do you say?!!

So, Mood means how you feel!! How he/she feels. It is of short duration, unlike emotions. The mood reflects on your energy and well-being and determines satisfaction and enjoyment.

Moods!!

Is mood change?

Moods may change due to your diet, troubled sleeping schedule, menstrual cycle, stress, weather, and any substances.

Do you aware, “Mood is transmissible?!”

Indeed, your mood is highly contagious & easily communicable. If you are pessimistic or in a low mood, people around you will be, too even if it is not their natural disposition. Similarly, your mood may change based on the environment or the people around you.

This is because your moods are transmitted at the physiological level through an open-loop system that involves sleep rhythms, cardiovascular functions, hormone levels, and immune functions. Your body responds involuntarily to these signals and these distinct physical changes eventually combine in an all-encompassing emotional experience either good or bad. {Harvard Review}

A simple example, I could quote you, about how you enjoy the happy scenes in movies and how you worried when the hero gets hurt in the movie. Even if you know that that is not real but you are deeply, unconsciously connected to it at the emotional level. Just think about the surroundings, now!!

Strategies to regulate moods at work:

When you understand what is mood, and how it travels, you will know how to regulate it.

There are some habits that help you calm and composed in every circumstance. Having good eating patterns, a balanced diet, sound sleep, regular exercise, and practicing mindfulness and meditation are powerful habits that change your life completely.

Apart from this, there are some strategies that assist you to regulate your mood at the workplace and enrich your overall well-being.

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