Having amazing self-awareness is a sign of high emotional intelligence. It means you learn to act on certain emotions and ignore others, can identify patterns of your own behaviour, and you recognise what motivates you.
Let’s take a step back to try and look at yourself objectively, without bias.
Mood trackers can be a bullet journal or page in your planner. Jot down the days of the month, colour-code the emotions you want to track, and then fill in each day.
It can also be a drawing, a colour chart, or app on your phone. Check out our example below 👇
You can download this Grandshake mood tracker template here!
Tracking your emotions will help you work out the patterns in your moods and how different situations and circumstances affect you.
Very soon you’ll have your own personal weather forecast.
Benefits of self-awareness
Research backs up the ample rewards of self-awareness.
It allows us to empathise with others, be more productive, have pride in ourselves when we succeed and learn constructively from our mistakes. It can also help us make informed decisions that will save us time in the future.
Employees with self-awareness are also better able to work with others in a team, cope with stress, manage and lead others, and deal with change.
By identifying how you respond to conflict or stress – for example, by getting evasive or defensive, or passive-aggressive and silent, or short-tempered and irritable – you can work on altering your patterns and improving your interpersonal relationships, both inside and outside the workplace.