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Developing emotional intelligence
Four components of emotional awareness
The ability to identify and acknowledge your own feelings in the moment. Having emotional self-awareness helps an individual gain better control over their lives.
The ability to manage intense emotions. Helps people to make logical decisions despite having strong feelings about the subject.
the ability to truly empathize with other peoples situations. This helps in developing stronger connections with people as well as just having stronger people skills.
The ability to handle emotions within a relationship gracefully. People who have this skill tend to have stronger and more long-lasting relationships as they are stronger.
Knowing your own emotions
Build a vocabulary of feelings
People feels hundreds of emotions. Learn to identify those you eel as well as create names/identification for the emotions you feel that aren't as common. This helps with emotional self-awareness.
Be mindful of emotions as they are happening
Learn to properly identify and express emotions in the moment.
Understand what is causing your emotion
It is important to assess your feelings. Understand the true cause of them to better help understand the effect.
Understand the difference between a feeling and resulting actions.
emotions and behaviors are two different things. Emotion is just emotion until you act on it.
What is stress?
Stress is defined as any interference that disturbs a persons mental or physical well-being. More well known as negative tolls on our minds and bodies due to the challenges/ups and downs of life.
What happens when stress persists?
Chronic or ongoing stress is bad for the human body all around. It inhibits digestion, reproduction, growth, tissue repair, and the response of our immune system.
Unhealthy stress reduction
Stress can have an especially negative effect of people with victim mindsets as it sometimes causes them to turn to alcohol, drugs, or other bad habits to feel numb to whatever stress they are going through.
Healthy stress reduction
Ways of reducing stress that involve handling it rather than masking or avoiding it. Most people use art or yoga to help cope with stress for example. Others use more textbook methods.
Feeling overwhelmed is something that most students face at some point (usually fairly often) and is most commonly seen in college. It often feels as though the individual has lost control over their life.
Many people deal with this issue by avoiding it. Having victim mindsets and saying " I can't deal with this right now.". It is more efficient to attack the problem head on. If you already feel as though you have lost control in your life, slacking isn't going to change that. Trying to keep up with work and get ahead is more beneficial because it gives an individual more perceived control over their life, therefore that overwhelmed feeling is less dominating.
We feel angry when we feel an attack or injustice against us. Someone with a creative mindset is able to cope with these emotions while keeping their composure and ability to make logical decisions.