Emotional intelligence (EQ) is taking the ‘time to think’ before reacting. A very critical skill to have in this modern day and age where often we are time poor. Generally, due to our time being in constant demand with numerous emails, telephone calls and meetings requiring immediate attention. Using your self-awareness skills to notice your feelings and identify your needs, helps you to decide if your needs are being met.
Tapping into your self-management skills allows you to act accordingly and express your feelings and needs in a positive way with yourself and others.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a pathway to cultivating personal relationships with people. Fostering your relationships and social awareness skills help you better appreciate the needs and feelings of those around you, which, in turn, cultivates rewarding interactions and connections with others. Creating a network of like-minded and supportive people further strengthens your ability to cope and manage challenging situations both personal and professional. A network of like-minded people can also improve your motivation and focus. Which, helps to keep you on track and focused on completing your tasks and goals in a healthier way.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Reduces Risk
Developing your emotional intelligence can reduce your risk of Burnout and Compassion Fatigue. Increasing your self-awareness and learning how to self-manage your emotions and reactions by checking in with yourself, your feelings, your responses to situations and your wellbeing is the pathway to developing your emotional intelligence (EQ).
Ongoing development of your EQ improves your personal and social competence, increases your social awareness and self-awareness while enhancing your ability to self-manage your emotions and responses. EQ growth not only reduces the risk of burnout and compassion fatigue but also increases your resilience, strength and ability to bounce back during adverse times—reducing your susceptibility to major stress disorders including chronic fatigue, depression, compassion fatigue and burnout.