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Emotional Intelligence is Overrated. Aim for Emotional Fitness Instead.

Emotional Intelligence is Overrated. Aim for Emotional Fitness Instead.

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What Emotional Fitness is

It's the idea that in order to lead healthy, happy emotional lives we need consistent habits and exercises that support our mental health and wellbeing.

  • Decreased stress: you learn to manage your triggers.
  • Better communication in relationships: it helps you to tolerate and manage difficult emotions and then find more productive ways to work through difficulties.
  • Decreased anxiety: you train your mind to s...

  • Emotional clarity: Taking the time to deliberately reflect on our emotions, to observe and label them.
  • Emotional myth-busting: Eliminating myths and misconceptions floating around people’s minds about emotions. 
  • Emotional tolerance: Learning to resist sho...

  • Mindfulness: practicing mindfulness means building the mental muscle of awareness and attentional control.
  • Cognitive restructuring: learn how to modify the content of our thoughts. 
  • Mental minimalism: just like we need to be good stewards of the stuff tha...

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