Critical thinking skills are essential to being Emotionally Intelligent. Moreover, they can be improved. First some quotes:
Passion interferes with critical thinking. So when you are passionate about something, think carefully. You might be wrong, or only half fright.
Now on to the exercise.
I use the WordPress Daily Prompts as a prod to think out of the box. Today’s post asked me to write a story that contained these three words: Cat, soup-bowl, and beach-towel. Can you come up with one?
Here’s mine. Not great. I need a better ending. But I had a bit of fun.
I was once saved from the cold and snow. Taken tenderly into a house, wrapped in a faded beach towel and held in caring arms. When I was dried, I was fed chicken from a silver soup bowl. I vowed never to leave .
The vow was broken for I am a cat and unable to resist the lusty calls of the neighborhood lady cats. Three times I was rescued, but no more for human love wants exclusivity and I am a lover of many.
You can read other people’s entry, by going to the link above.
Kindness improves emotional fitness and your odds of staying healthy. You can practice kindness right now by liking, commenting, or sharing this post.
Thank you and work at staying strong until next time. I work on doing that all the time.
PS. PARENTING TIP
Worry not during the early years. Kids are not programmed to think critically until the teen years are reached. However, start the process early on by pointing out what is real and what is make-believe, play, or myth.
Do not worry that doing so will take the fun out of Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Tinkerbell, or the Easter Bunny. It will not.
LINKS OF INTEREST
These links are mainly for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness. However at least one relates to the topic of this post.
Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
The five components of Emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)
Emotional Fitness Tips for Parents (parentsarepeopletoo.com)