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What is Emotional Climate and How to Improve it?

How many times have you noticed that you are at home, in a classroom or at work when somebody walks in with a bad mood and a few minutes later, everyone starts to be upset as well? This sudden change is caused by emotions, and they are highly contagious. The emotional climate is a concept that measures the climate of a particular community. The community can be anything from a small organization, a classroom, an entire region, or a city. When we talk about the emotional climate, it is something that affects our emotional relationships as they are interwoven among the members of a community. In this article, we will suggest some tips on improving your emotional climate. Read on to find out more about emotional climate and see some useful suggestion for improving it.

How to Enrich your Emotional Climate?

To have a better day at work or anywhere else it’s essential for you to take care of your personal emotions because they can have an effect on other people. The reason for being in a bad mood is plenty, maybe you woke up feeling grumpy and tired, or while driving you came across an obnoxious driver. Whatever the reason for your bad mood, try not to bring it with you to the place you are visiting. To have a better emotional climate, try to change your mood by spending more time in the parking lot, try to distract yourself so you won’t need to go somewhere with a bitter mood.

Work out Your Problems for a Positive Emotional Climate

When you are in a relationship, it becomes essential to work on getting rid of emotional issues as soon as possible before they escalate into huge arguments. Start by changing the emotional climate in the relationship. Both partners need to make an effort to resolve your mutual problems as soon as possible. The best approach is to put your relationship on the front instead of dragging it along than the back burner. Try to be kind, considerate, courteous, and sensitive to one another.

Have Control on Your Anger

One of the toughest thing for anyone is to control their anger at the other person. As hard as it sounds, controlling your anger and discussing the reason later will help you resolve the problem that led to the angry reaction. You can be angry with anyone for different reasons; it could be your boss, fellow co-worker, a friend, and even your partner. The best approach to maintaining a healthy emotional climate is to avoid overreacting to rage. Try to stay as calm as possible and speak to the person about your feeling. Communication is key to having a positive emotional climate. Focus on your anger and irritability, take a deep breath, and look for ways to distract yourself from the negative emotion of anger. Try your best to regulate your rage rather than spraying it around on others especially when they are not responsible for the anger.

Communication is the Best Solution

To control the emotional ups and downs in any relationship it’s necessary to have a positive emotional climate. To regulate the emotional roller coaster ride in any relationship it is necessary to have open communication about various issues that the two of you are facing. Sit together after dinner but instead of wandering off to your social media accounts or scrolling through television channels, talk to each other!

Share the events of the day with each other and then try to talk about the negatives that usually leads to arguments. Having an open discussion about your future will help you understand each other. Listen to each other’s grievances and try to resolve as many problems as possible. To have a healthy relationship try to talk to each other as much as possible. Sharing your opinions, views, and ideas about the future will go a long way in establishing a trusting mutual relationship.

Break Out of Your Routine

Following the same routine, every day of your life is boring and it might be one reason for a negative emotional climate. Try to break the routine by going on a holiday. If you are a couple a getaway can do wonders for both of you. Travelling and vacations bring about a positive change in any relationship because you get a chance to break the routine and try something new. Vacations are a great way to make some memories that you can cherish your entire life.

We have given you different suggestions for improving your emotional climate and have healthier and happier relationships. Remember that your emotions affect everyone around you at home, at work or in any other place where your friends and family are present. Your heartening emotions can have a positive emotional climate.

For more information on emotional climate and its effect on relationships, visit our website or contact our representatives to learn about developing a relationship based on fondness and respect for each other. 

Worry and How You Can Overcome It

Worry is a feeling of unease or extreme concern about a problem or solution where your mind goes on an overdrive, focusing on what may happen regardless of how likely it may be to happen. Worry is caused by a nagging, persistent thought which circles in our mind. The act of worry is a habitual and obsessive behavior and one which should be given up. It exacerbates aches and pains, increases your vulnerability to infections and stress, causes distractions, interferes with your sleep and stops you from performing essential tasks. It serves no purpose other than being a bad habit.

How to stop worrying?

Using the appropriate control, you can overcome the act of worrying. Never give it a chance to conquer you, instead of giving in to worrisome thoughts, intervene before it has access to controlling your mind and becomes a habit. Worrisome thoughts which crosses your mind serves as a warning sign. The signs may be alerting you of anxiety. In this case, the proper course of action is to examine the worrisome thoughts and opt a solution that prevents you from worry.

What is the solution?

  1. Medicine

Most persons feel worried about their day to day lives, when worry becomes perennial it becomes an anxiety disorder. If you are diagnosed with one, you’ll likely need treatment. Treatment typically consists of psychotherapy and medication.

While drugs don’t cure anxiety, they can help you manage your symptoms so you can function well and feel better in your day-to-day life. Many types of medications are available. Because each person is different, you and your doctor may have to try several remedies to find the right one for you.

  1. Go for a trip

When on a trip, you are free from stress and are able to see things in a new light. You feel very relaxed by seeing new surroundings and gain an understanding of how other parts of the world function.

  1. Keep yourself busy

To solve the problem of getting worried, forget about your problems and find something you love doing to entertain yourself, keep your mind active, give yourself a challenge, be productive and communicate with people around you. Pursue your hobby, continue reading books, write articles and poems. You can as well go for a vacation with your family.

  1. Compare your present worry with another worry which you have experienced earlier

Comparing a current worry to another experienced earlier makes you examine your concerns. Even if the past is much better than the present worry or the present better than the past, it helps in controlling your worries. When I decided to quit my last job to pursue my desire of becoming a full-time writer, I worried a lot. I worried about things like “what if I can’t foot my bills?” and “what if I fail?”. I always freaked out, but as things turned out,  the panacea to my worrisome thoughts was not as difficult as I expected. Many people worry about all sorts of things;  money, work, health, relationships and so on. The truth is some concerns are worth it, whereas others are not necessary.

Contact us at Nelumbo Consultancy today. We look forward to hearing from you. Take action today and you will be glad you did.

Do you feel your life is over?

It’s normal, we all get to a point in our lives when we feel demotivated, lost and unhappy. We get into depressing times and don’t know how to get out of it, but there are a few starting points to show us how we can climb out of that state and get our life back on track.

Below are some steps you can take to get your life back on track.

To begin with, nothing beats activity. Inaction is one of the most common causes of depression and a negative disposition about life, so no matter what it is you may have to do, just get started on something. It doesn’t matter what it may be, could be volunteering, taking a class or some community service- it’s even better if you try something outside of your norm. You will discover something you love or meet new people that will bring flavor to your day-to-day recipe.

A lot of people feel unhappy because there’s nothing new and exciting in their lives and the chances are that being in that comfort zone is exactly what’s making them unhappy. If there’s something you feel interests you or you have been meaning to do, give it a shot, it can even be a mundane activity like fixing a doorknob, cancelling your Netflix subscription, or making that appointment you have been putting off.

In addition to taking action, the support of friends and family would be critical in times like this. Reach out and find someone who would listen, give you advice or even force you out of the house. No matter how alone you might feel you are, you are not, and there’s nothing wrong with seeking help when you need it.

There are many benefits to exercising, but there’s no better time to exercise than when you are feeling depressed. You will boost your confidence, de-stress your mind, get better sleep and gain confidence to do the things you care about. The exercise routine doesn’t have to be crazy; it can be as simple as taking a walk for 20-25 minutes a day. The idea is to find a hobby or routine and stick with it, and in no time you will begin to feel better.

When you are feeling down, a simple change can make all the difference and there are other times when a change of a much larger magnitude will be required. Sometimes the change we require is only in our minds, sort of like us looking at the “glass half empty” every time. Also something as simple as changing the people you spend time with, how you think about things, what you spend your time doing or even where you work to some extent will make a great deal of difference and would give you the perspective adjustment you need.

Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. This feeling can keep you down longer than any other psychological condition, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The way you feel is completely okay, but in a state of depression, there’s more going on than just unhappiness. You can also seek the help of professionals as your mental health is about as important as your physical health.

Mental health awareness

Suffering in silence is not the only way…

Our NHS is extremely efficient in treating the population’s physical health. This is evidenced by the wide range of treatment and medication available for the large number of recognisable symptoms.

Not so with mental illness. It is much harder to recognise or understand which is why 2 out 3 people with a mental illness, such as depression or anxiety disorder, suffer in silence. Some may say that the reason for the lack of open treatment for mental illness is due to the fact that it affects everyone individually and in different ways. Some may not even be aware that they have a problem with mental illness or just be in poor mental health. Lack of motivation and stress in carrying out simple daily tasks can be an indicator of an underlying problem. Those who are aware may seek treatment but it may not be available to them. Many others just choose to suffer the pain in silence due to the lack of knowledge and awareness friends and family have of mental health issues.

There is no health, without mental health; so, why are so many people afraid of seeking treatment? This may be due to not wishing to be exposed; or to the fear of trying to make friends and family understand; or just to a lack of availability of treatment in certain regions. Knowledge about mental health issues needs to be spread more widely and awareness increased so that when the people closest to the individual are needed the most, the individual is not met with ignorant responses because of a lack of understanding. It’s hard to relate to and comprehend illnesses that are not visible such as a broken arm or a wound. Society needs to be more open-minded in recognising when people are continually fighting within their own minds every single day. Symptoms of mental illness and poor mental health are not very clear but they do have similar outcomes to those of serious physical illness. The outcomes may be constant fatigue; no motivation; no desire to improve one’s lot and live life to the full which is why it’s so important for people that are suffering with poor mental health to speak up and obtain treatment.

The treatment for mental illness isn’t as simple as prescribing medication or giving an injection as it is with some physical illnesses. Each individual is affected differently as this depends largely on genes, motivation, the will to bounce back and, above all, receiving quality treatment. This could possibly include therapy or coping mechanisms such as breathing techniques for illnesses such as anxiety disorders. However, receiving treatment will allow the victims of poor mental health to improve and live their lives to their full potential without holding themselves back. It will relieve the endless fighting within their own minds, the exhaustion and the agony and will enable them to live happily and contented.

Poor mental health is just as serious as a physical illness and should be given the same amount of attention and treatment. Hundreds of people around us are suffering in silence and we need to help them. We need to observe subtle hints such as social withdrawal, lack of communication, constant confusion and fatigue. Above all, we need to understand that people who seem to be completely normal may be fighting this battle every day. This means that we should be more sensitive and sympathetic when it comes to talking about mental health issues in our society.

How depression affects your daily life

Depression is a term which is often thrown around casually. The true definition of depression is that it is not simply an emotion or a state of mind; depression is a real, medical illness. Although depression comes in various forms, it is characteristically recognised by an atypically long duration of sadness and isolation.

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