Anxiety is a mental health condition caused by uncontrolled emotional turmoil. “Anxiety is the most common psychological condition that people struggle with, and it often follows high stress,” according to Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. It is something that takes away positive thoughts by leaving tiny bits of fears in both old and new experiences. It hinders a person in reaching his potential. It affects life and changes everything constantly. That’s the reason why battling with this condition becomes a necessity. Hence, there’s got to be an increase in emotional intelligence to help manage and deal with anxiety before it can eventually destroy a person’s overall wellness.
Emotions sometimes referred to as an inner spirit. It is comparable to the breath of life. It prescribes a person’s actions and becomes the foundation of his judgment. As what Tasha Rube, LMSW, quoted, “Whether you’re dealing with anger, depression, or frustration it is important to have good skills to address any emotions causing you distress both in the short term and long term.” It is true that when an individual can master his emotions, he can entirely manage his actions. And when there’s a well-managed action, there’s a significant chance of gaining future realities. Therefore, emotional intelligence is not only a great solution in dealing with anxiety, but to help in boosting overall emotional strength as well.
A Person’s Thought, Is A Person’s Action
There are inevitably two types of people in the world: the “conqueror and the conquered,” and “those who can help and the ones that need help.” Being a conqueror leads to greatness as it allows future development. The self-love gives a person the highest virtues of bravery and courage. Conquerors are leaders and not followers. They believe that the outcomes of their lives are the results of their current actions. These types of people take responsibility for their decisions so they won’t have to blame anyone on whatever unfortunate things that happen to them. These individuals hold high physical and intellectual standards. In a different perspective, there are those who value serving others. These individuals don’t care about their positions. They only know how to use their empathy to provide something useful to others. They picture the world with just good and bad.
On the other hand, there are conquered individuals. Though these people don’t choose their state, they are still the ones to blame for their current situations. These are people who failed to handle their mistakes and didn’t take steps to dig themselves out of their misery. They let their bad decisions get in the way and didn’t take time to think through better solutions. These people never stop blaming others for the unfortunate things that are happening to them. They are filled with anxiety and fear and are no longer able to stand alone. Then there are those who need help. These people are unfortunate not by choice. Most individuals in this situation appear unlucky and always stay as victims of the harshness of the world.
How Emotions Get Stronger And Weaker
At a young age, people get harnessed with the things around them. “For many people, emotions are a scary thing”, according to Darlene Mininni, Ph.D, MPH. An individual structure called “environment” takes a toll on how emotions work differently. With the knowledge people get from the structure, they navigate the world. But not all people receive the same sentiment as they see different views of the world. That’s the problem with handling personal and societal issues. No one is right and wrong when it comes to emotional judgment. That’s because one person can grow up in a structure that strength and weakness come from personality and responsibility. The other one can grow up in an environment where collective character matters. Meaning, there’s only a focus on the needy and the fortunate. In that sense, people see anxiety, anger, and depression, as a tool to become stronger. It becomes their highest ideal of emotions. While on the other hand, some individuals use compassion to allow them to become a giver.
Since there are always two sides of everything, the power of emotional intelligence comes in when people can alter the invisible structure around them. When they know how to gather a diverse set of critical concept and see a scenario in two different perspectives, they become more powerful. That’s because they can become adaptive to every situation, whether it’s good or bad. People who focus on the layer of hidden positivity on adverse emotional conditions are the ones who can entirely manage their mental state. By looking and experiencing potential realities that could exist in life, people can find new ways to manage their anxiety.