That's the time I start screaming inside, because I actually wanted to start work at 8:30. But I had to help get the kids set up for homeschool. And answer their million questions. And clean up the kitchen because my wife and I didn't have the energy to do it the night before.
But one day, I came to a realization:
Why am I adding all of this stress to myself?
So what if I don't start work until 9:45? Or, some days, until 10:30?
Of course, it's not ideal...But this isn't an ideal world we're living in.
And that's why emotional intelligence, the ability to understand and manage emotional reactions, offers such a huge advantage in uncertain times:
Because emotionally intelligent people know how to adapt.