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Emotional intelligence is the result of good habits, not nice ideas. And if you want to improve your emotional intelligence, commit to these practices:
Let go of unhelpful thoughts
Accept difficult emotions
Handle your mistakes with co...
While our instinct to think more and think harder serves us well most of the time, there are still a lot of situations when more thinking makes things worse
Thinking hard is a tool. And like any tool, it can be used well or poorly.
Emotionally intelligent people und...
It’s natural to run away from painful feelings. But that only makes them stronger in the end.
How you react to things—especially emotionally charged things—teaches your brain what to think about those things in the future.
More than understanding that just because something feels bad...
The habit of self-critical negative self-talk doesn't motivate us to be better in the future. All it does is discourage you because it keeps you feeling anxious, insecure, and full of self-doubt
What if you changed your self-criticism habit into a self-compassion
The heart of emotional intelligence is the ability to subordinate your feelings to your values.
The problem is when you get in the habit of making decisions based exclusively on how you feel because your feelings will get you into trouble just as often as they will help you.
If it helps, try to get in the habit of thinking about Little-W wants and Capital-W wants:
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