Some things that I found helpful regarding emotional intelligence, anxiety / stress relief, as well as better communication.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, manage, and express your emotions in healthy and constructive ways. It’s also about recognizing and responding appropriately to the emotions of others.
Emotional intelligence is directly linked to self-esteem, self-awareness, compassion, empathy, and adaptability—important predictors of success in life. Emotional intelligence is what helps you communicate clearly, lead others, and build powerful relationships at work and in your personal life. Emotional intelligence also helps you motivate yourself, solve problems, bounce back from disappointment, and achieve your goals.
- Emotional Intelligence Toolkit Steps 1 2 3 4 5
ANXIETY / STRESS RELIEF
- SAMAPP - Self help Anxiety management app with a TON of good resources and help tips as well as tools to use. I found the breathing timers to be super helpful. APPLE & ANDROID
- Forest - I have a really bad habit, that developed from my last relationship, of phone checking to see if messages have appeared to me. It is something that I am learning to break myself of - and this app has had a great hand in my progress. You start a 30 minute timer and “plant a tree” to gradually fill a cute graphic forest every day. If you go to another app the tree dies and your forest looks about as desolate as if Daenerys Targaryen ordered her dragons to lay waste to it (along with your hopes of not opening any apps). APPLE & ANDROID
I have ALWAYS firmly believed in effective communication. But sometimes it is really hard to gather stormy thoughts and put them into understandable and effective words. Creating something from your thoughts and feelings for someone else to understand is incredibly hard. And I am still struggling with this.