- February 22, 2021
- Posted by: hpiadmin
- Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Monday Message, Power Ideas
Monday Message from Jerry Houston, President and CEO of HPISolutions
I don’t know how many of you have had the time to read our monthly Power Idea for February by Senior Alliance Partner, Ginny McMinn (click here to read), where she talked about feelings and especially a feeling of resilience. I strongly urge you to read the full article. It will be well worth your time.
I was intrigued, and as I sat down to write this Monday Message, I was struck by the word “feeling,” and decided to look up the definition on Wikipedia. “Feelings: an emotional state or reaction. A belief; especially a vague or irrational one.”
How important are our feelings? Are they really vague or irrational? My opinion is yes, no and maybe.
Feelings are very important because they come from that emotional part of our brain called the Amygdala. When all is said and done, our feelings, rational or not, vague or not, drive us to actions or reactions based on what is going on in our environment. When our resilience is down, we can very well become irrational in our emotional state and conjure up fears that may be ill-founded. Given what has been going on in our world over the past year, is it any wonder that fear and consternation are abounding?
It’s really important for our own health and the health of our families, friends, and team members to take the time to listen to each other, to display empathy and concern, and to reinforce that the current situation will pass as we move past this time of COVID into the new reality of post-pandemic. We will all be the better for it.
Have a Great Week
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