“EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IS THE DIFFERENCE THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE“
“We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us-how we can take it, what we do with it and that is what counts in the end.
—Joseph Fort Newton
I first learned about emotional intelligence during one of my early Teaching workshops. Some people not being able to manage themselves, manage others or manage situations is because they lack emotional intelligence. I realised I was losing out on life in my early teens as I was not sure about how to handle stress and relationships till the time I attended a workshop on EQ skills. Later the more I learned about it, I started to adapt it.
In this world that we live in, I have equally seen people with strong emotional intelligence skills and the people who lack those skills. The difference between these two groups is that people with strong emotional intelligence skills rise above any situation and the other group does not.
This emotional intelligence that I am talking about is a very important foundation for all of us to deal with stress, impulses, and a lot of frustrations as well. It is the ability to recognise, understand and choose how we think, feel and act. It helps us in understanding ourselves and shapes our interactions with others.
Every day we face several situations that can either be positive or negative For us to deal with situations, we need intelligence to handle them better and it happens spontaneously. People who self-regulate have the ability to control their emotions no matter what the situations are. Having a high level of Emotional intelligence will help you in your relationships, workplace, and in all areas of life.
Given below are some of the tips to increase your EQ:
- Take time every day to appreciate the blessings in your life.
- Learn to Assess yourself first and understand your own emotions.
- Make it a habit to stay calm during stressful situations.
- Always have a positive approach to life.
- Stay Motivated by listening to motivational speakers.
- Learn to empathise with others.
- Practice social skills
- Smile more