While it is natural to have emotions the more that we are able to manage the ups and downs of our emotions (through stress management techniques) and/or by understanding our emotions and expressing them in a healthy way (e.g. - open dialogue, crucial conversations, transparency in finding a win-win solution to problems) the better off we are going to be in building strong healthy interpersonal relationships and in making wise decisions even when we are leading with our emotions.
What stress management techniques do you use to manage your emotions? Statistics say getting up every 90 minutes in a work place is good for productivity and efficiency. Do you take walks, listen to music, chat with a coworker? What works for you to manage your emotional state? What could you do to help you in expressing your emotions better - take a communications or conflict resolution class?