Saturday, February 8, 2020

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence can mean many things like the golden rule of treating others as you would wish to be treated and taking the time to respect and love yourself so that can come more easily.  Positive affirmations (I keep mine posted right on my wall) and keeping a journal can help a lot.  Also, when a disturbing thought comes along rather than dwell on it acknowledge it and the way it makes you feel, do not judge your reaction as right or wrong, and eventually move on.  Or alternately you can store it in your own mental container for later examination and now focus on the life at hand.  Speaking as a person who sometimes struggles with obsessions and the accompanying hurts, habits, and hangups I know how much of a challenge this can be.  You'll get through it!

Emotional Intelligence can mean mixing it up like playing old-school computer games and listening to disco all morning, or making a few rad new necklaces, reading poetry or a new fantasy novel.  Those are all real world examples from my life in these past few months.  Mixing it up can be anything and it blesses the brain boisterously!

Emotional Intelligence can mean advocating for yourself and speaking up about stuff that bugs you.  It takes courage to advocate if you are afraid how people might react, but it makes a world of difference.  Then you can be heard and understood and a weight is lifted off your chest.

Emotional Intelligence can mean determination and persistence.  I have practiced, performed, and produced music since I was in middle school.  Now, leaning towards age twenty eight I work even harder to take my music to new heights.  I could have given up the dream years ago, but I kept working and I'll never stop.  When I am an old man I still will want to wow people and be on the cutting edge of innovation.  I want to stay relevant to the now!  Even making necklaces is something I have applied determination and persistence to.  I started that in middle school too!  I've been off and on with that hobby.  But, like music, I got good!  So good I've sold quite a few necklaces and CD's.

My life is an American success story and I owe much of that to developing my Emotional Intelligence!

P.S. here is a new song, which classifies as artistic expression, a primal top notch example of Emotional Intelligence-