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6 Ways To Raise Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Some people just seem to float through life with a relentless sense of happiness - through the toughest of times, they're unfazed and aloof, stopping to smell the roses and drinking out of a glass half full. They may not have much to be happy about, but the simplicity behind that fact itself may make them happy.

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize your emotions, understand what they’re telling you, and realize

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Pillars of Emotional Intelligence

  1. Self-Awareness
  2. Empathy
  3. Self-Regulation
  4. Motivation
  5. Social Skills...

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Self-Awareness

Use present language to help focus more on the present moment. Put your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs on paper. 

Knowing how to express your emotions can often help...

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Empathy

Increasing your ability to empathize can help you get closer to others, gain their support when you need it, and potentially defuse high-charged conflicts in your professional and personal...

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Self-Regulation

People who self-regulate think before they act, have the ability to say no and shift their thoughts to prevent their emotions from controlling them. 

By learning to control and ma...

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Motivation

Willing to defer immediate results to establish long-term success, emotionally intelligent people are generally characterized as motivated. They are motivated to look at a proble...

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Social Skills

Being able to talk easily and connect with others. Being socially responsible demonstrates that you really care about others and not just about your own personal gain.

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Happiness

Raising your emotional intelligence involves knowing when to be happy, sad, excited, anxious, or even vigilant. 

The really happy ones are those who always give. Em...

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The Zen View Of Life

For Zen practitioners, life is transitory and insubstantial. There is no security and thinking otherwise is a waste of time. 

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The Zen View Of The World

The word 'Zen' means emptiness or void. This is the basis of Zen — that all that exists is based on a dynamic emptiness. Which is also what quantum science says.

In this view, there is no difference between matter and energy. Look at anything closely enough and you will see that it is an event, not a thing. Furthermore, there is not a ‘multiplicity of events’. There is just one event, with multiple aspects, unfolding. 

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) can be defined as the ability to understand, manage, and effectively express one's own feelings, as well as engage and navigate successfully with those of oth...

Reduce Negative Emotions

... so they don't overwhelm you and affect your judgment. 

In order to change the way you feel about a situation, you must first change the way you think about it. 

Increased fear of rejection: “I’m applying for my dream job. I’ll be devastated if they don’t hire me.”
Decreased fear of rejection: “I’m applying for three exciting positions. If one doesn’t pan out, there are two more I’m well qualified for.”

Stay Cool and Manage Stress

How we handle stressful situations can make the difference between being assertive versus reactive, and poised versus frazzled. When under pressure, the most important thing to keep in mind is to keep our cool. 

  • If you feel nervous and anxious, put cold water on your face and get some fresh air. 
  • If you feel fearful, depressed, or discouraged, try intense aerobic exercises. Energize yourself. 

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Components Of Mental Toughness

  • Challenge: Viewing challenges as opportunities rather than obstacles.
  • Control: Believing that you are in control of your life and destiny.
  • Commitment:

Believe In Your Ability To Succeed

Mentally tough people truly believe they can succeed. That extends to encompass even mundane things in their life.

Whatever you challenge yourself with, believing in yourself is essential. Avoid negative self-talk and instead focus your energy on staying positive and self-encouraging.

Seek Intrinsic Rewards

Intrinsic motivations are those that come from within an individual and involve doing things for their own sake. They drive them to do better, push harder, be stronger, and persevere.

Mentally tough people don't focus on the possible rewards that may await them at the end of a challenge. Instead, they see participating and overcoming challenges as rewarding in and of themselves.

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