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Developing Emotional Intelligence
Understanding Emotional Intelligence
Four components of Emotional Intelligence
Managing strong feelings = Allows people to make wise choices through powerful emotions
Empathizing accurately with other people’s emotions = Catches onto subtle signals to what people need or want
Knowing your feelings in the moment = In better control of ones life
Handling emotions in relationships with skill and harmony = do well at anything that relies on interacting smoothly with others
Knowing Your Emotions
Be mindful of emotions as they are happening
Identify which emotions you are feeling during the moment
Understand what is causing your emotion
Identify when happiness is caused by immediate gratification that gets you off course from your long-term goals.
Build a vocabulary of feelings
Learn and differ the emotions you might experience
Recognize the difference between a feeling and resulting action
Emotions and behaviors are separate experiences—one internal, one external. Never make an important decision while experiencing strong emotions.
What is stress?
Stress is the "wear and tear" of the body that causes brains to release hormones and make our bodies experience increased heart rate, blood pressure, etc.
What happens when stress persists?
Ongoing stress damages almost every bodily system. It inhibits digestion, reproduction, growth, tissue repair, and the responses of our immune system.
Unhealthy stress reduction
People try to ease the pain of stress by using drugs, alcohol, or etc. but end up hurting themselves more.
Healthy stress reduction
Making wise choices that release the grip of stress, not just mask it.
Choose new behaviors
Choose time savers
Choose new thoughts
Choose your attitude
Don't let your emotions control you, control them instead
Limits on happiness
Hedonic Adaptation: Temporarily happy, then becoming bored of the feeling
"Savoring" the small things in life leads to longer feelings of happiness
Expressing gratitude leads to greater vitality, optimism and satisfaction with life
Being so engaged in an activity to lose absolute awareness to everything
Showing kindness to others increases positive emotions.
Finding the positive things in big problems can help with happiness
Self Esteem and Core beliefs
High self-esteem is the fuel that can propel us into the cycle of success, while low self-esteem leads to destruction
Know and accept yourself
To succeed, one must accept be honest to themselves and accept who they are.