Emotional Intelligence is a set of skills which determine how well you handle yourself in life and in general. It's become a vital asset in career planning.
Attributing our moods, feelings or even our (lack of) of self-esteem to the judgements of others or events outside ourselves is a handy delusion which is useful as a buffer. It protects us for a time and satisfies the common need to blame when things go wrong. But it is no solution to feeling unhappy or upset, and the more we do it the more our feelings seem to control us. It is realtively easy to learn to control our feelings, but you may not like it enough to do it.
Learning to be a bit more comfortable with uncertainty is something that would benefit us all. Learning greater tolerance for uncertainty is not difficult, but developing anything new in ourselves it needs commitment and regular practice.
Self-awareness is the gift of insight, but don't allow it to intimidate you.
Managing stress is easier said than done when it becomes just another thing on your to-do list. Maybe it would be easier to give up the struggle.
Deciding to talk about a problem can be scary... Then there's the problem of actually choosing a counsellor, where do you start? Here's some help.
If you feel underpowered when responding to difficult behaviour, you are not alone. Most of us make some common mistakes. These four points are a game-changer.
Most of us have something about ourselves that we'd like to change or improve on. Having a clear idea of where you'd like to end up is more important than worrying how you'll get there. But the vision needs to be more than just vague and wooly aspirations like "To be happier", or "To be comfortable in life". Sensible though such hankerings are, they don't contain enough detail to guide you.
Open plan is meant to improve productivity and efficiency. Cost-obsessed employers seem oblivious to what people really think about working this way, and the damage to morale and productivity. The research is showing that removing walls may take down some of the barriers, but it also increases some of the problems it is meant to fix.
How good is your listening? Listening (as opposed to just hearing), is a dynamic activity, not a passive way to pass the time. It takes effort, focus and skill. It also means putting ourselves aside and fully paying attention to those we would listen to. Listening is not for the faint-heated, but the benefits are worth the effort.