How Wellness Enhances Your Emotional Intelligence

What if you could be a better manager and leader just by taking care of yourself? Certified Health Coach and Yoga Teacher Ophelie Cabanero feels that wellness should be a focus of everyone–but especially leaders. Leaders have more responsibilities and people depend on them, and so they need to be at their best. Wellness, says Cabanero, increase not only your health but your emotional intelligence. Here’s why.

You’re a better leader when you’re not tired

More than a third of American employees aren’t getting enough sleep. Tiredness can cause a whole host of problems, including long-term physical health problems. But it also makes us less capable of thinking about what others need. Some of the symptoms of tiredness are

  • slowed reflexes and responses
  • impaired decision-making and judgment
  • moodiness, such as irritability
  • reduced ability to pay attention to the situation at hand
  • low motivation.

You can see how tiredness makes it difficult to control your emotions, navigate relationships with others, and be a good example to your employees. Cabanero says make sleep a priority if you want to be a good leader.

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