Three Facts About Emotions

Emotions signal to us to pay attention. They are quite literally “energy in 256px-Drill_instructor_at_the_Officer_Candidate_Schoolmotion”, as the chemicals in our brains let us know about risks or opportunities facing us. Learning to recognise what our emotions are telling us has been a tremendous benefit to human development.

Marquis De Vauvenargues, a french philosopher stated “Emotions have taught mankind to reason“. Seeing how our emotions actually give us important data helps us work out what is going on, how we need to react and subsequently how we can get the best outcome from a situation. Fundamental to all of this is understanding that ‘you’ are not ‘your thought’.

The folks at 6 Seconds, the Emotional Intelligence network, are brilliant at explaining this and provide some amazing and helpful tools to help us develop our emotional literacy – increasing seen as essential skills at work, play and rest. Working out what your emotions are telling you, and then what to do about it, is a key part to developing your sense of well being and life satisfaction. Check out their latest 2 minute YouTube video that explains …

Three Essential Facts about Feelings