Emotional intelligence is something that benefits every single person. When you are able to manage and work with your emotions you are able to apply this to working with other’s emotions as well. As well as when your emotions are stable this gives space for others to more easily process their own.
How To Increase Emotional Strength
1. Start off on the right foot
Having a strong foundation means you can build sturdy happiness upon it. To build a strong foundation learn to start your day with a positive attitude. From affirmations to a morning affirmation practice you can build a strong foundation for emotional intelligence.
2. Know how to self-soothe
If you feel difficult emotions knowing how to self soothe rather than repress them is key to becoming emotionally strong. See it takes courage to acknowledge when we aren’t feeling happy. You can click here for some suggestions on what to read when you’re feeling down.
3. Cultivate Gratitude
Gratitude produces more to be grateful for. By taking the time to feel grateful you will build an underlying subconscious foundation of gratitude that will make it easier to be emotionally strong. To learn ways to appreciate what you have in life click here.
4. Start being your own friend
We all know how important it is for our own wellbeing to surround ourselves with positive friends, but are you prioritizing the healthiness of the relationship with yourself. We constantly listen to our thoughts or judgments about ourselves all day. It is very important to heal our inner critic and start being our own friend.
Taking the time to self reflect is very beneficial in developing emotional intelligence. When journaling you can use journal prompts, write about your day, write out heavy emotions as they show themselves to you, or even gratitude journaling.
Meditation brings you into contact with your truest essence. It gives the brain time to process and let go of all the excess experiences it has built up. Within this sorting, you are able to find focus and come into contact with the part of you that is consistent.
Taking the time to tell yourself affirmations will begin to shift the belief system you hold about yourself. There are countless studies showing the extreme impact of our belief system through the placebo effect. Use this to your advantage by beginning to work with affirmations.
8. Get out of your own way
Let go of what is no longer serving you. It is hard to move forward when you are carrying excess weight. Let go of bad habits and create new healthy ones that support you.
9. Be present
Studies show our brains cannot actually multitask instead they are rapidly moving back and forth between subjects and depleting our energy levels faster. When we are fully present in something we are able to give it our all. Including we are able to solve problems before they may even arise. Click here to find some meditation techniques to stay present.
10. Stay inspired
Inspiration and drive are some of the most important things to acquire. When we find a way to steadily inspire ourselves we will always find a way back to our inner light even when we have put ourselves in a box. Click here to learn how to set daily intentions to stay inspired.