EI and keeping in line with one’s goals

Q: What would be the one thing you would suggest so one could be aware on the spot that her emotions are activated against her will and pulling her into a direction that is not aligned with her goals?

A: Mindfulness. This attentional training enhances what cognitive scientists call meta-awareness, the ability to monitor your own mind and emotions moment by moment. This lets you see an emotion build and manage it so your actions align with your goals