Don’t get mad as a hatter, an #EmotionalIntelligence strengthening tip: Take a feeling temperature, so you can keep anger from bossing you.
This blog post inspired by this Daily Prompt: Mad as a Hatter Tell us about a time when you flew into a rage. What is it that made you so incredibly angry?
Just for the record, what makes me angriest is when bright people use twisted thinking. I expect better of those gifted with the brains to think critically. However, as usual changing the prompt to serve my ideas.
EMOTIONAL FITNESS THOUGHTS
Feeling awareness is a major emotional fitness skill and is often cited as one of the skills possessed by emotionally intelligent people. It is a skill that can be learned and strengthened. Feeling thermometers strengthen feeling awareness.
You can get a digital copy of this feeling thermometer free at the EFTI Store. Download it and post it where you will see it throughout the day. Every time you see it, take a calming breath, then name and rate what you are feeling using this feeling thermometer as a guide.
As always practice caring, be grateful for what you have been given, forgive yourself and others for failing to be all that is good as you continue to practice kindness and bring forward a more just world for all.
If stress and anger are building, take a mini-time out to self-sooth. Check out these Emotional Fitness easy self-soothing exercises; they will help you keep your cool.
Thank you for all you do, particularly for sharing and caring EFTI’s ideas on the internet.
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Thank you for all you do and as always stay strong.
Articles of interest
- Self-soothing, how to create calm in your life. (amazon.com)
- How to take your feeling temperature (en.wikihow.com)
- Anger Management (www.apa.org)
- Post every day (dailypost.wordpress.com)
- Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
- Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises (emotionalfitnesstraining.com)
- The EFTI Store (eftistore.com)