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November Reflection and December Goals
Mind Tools defines Emotional intelligence as "the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and those of people around you." They explain that emotionally intelligent people "have strong relationships, and they manage difficult situations calmly and effectively. They're also likely to be resilient in the face of adversity." It sounds like something that everyone would want, but not everyone has it. We're going to look at some ways to increase your emotional intelligence in the next few weeks. You can find the Mind Tools online emotional intelligence quiz at - https://www.mindtools.com/axbwm3m/how-emotionally-intelligent-are-you.
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Journal Prompt: Dinner guests
Get outside - grounding
Taking your shoes off and walking barefoot in the natural environment is called grounding or earthing. Some of the benefits of grounding include:
Today is the tomorrow
Teenagers (and many adults) are prone to being emotional and impulsive. Often their reactions are out of proportion to the event that triggered them. Have you ever yelled at your Mum over a relatively minor disagreement, or punched the wall after receiving a disappointing grade? Dialectical Behavioural Therapy describes three states of mind - reasonable mind, emotional mind and wise mind. When we're in wise mind we make better choices instead of acting impulsively on our emotions or pushing them down and ignoring them. Here are some tips on how to find your wise mind.
Stay Awake - Mia Wray
According to Mia, this song is an empathetic look at the strain that depression can have on a friendship (source: https://beat.com.au)
Journal Prompt: Good food
Cooking 101: Summer Fruit Recipes
Not just for kids!