Improve Your Emotional Intelligence: Use Rating Scales

A Rating Scale

Rating helps in many ways, mainly it puts things in perspective. Start your effort to rate something by by taking a  Calming Breath.

How to take a Calming Breath:

1. Breathe in slowly to a count of five. It is helpful to tighten all your muscles beginning at your toes and moving up through your body while you breathe in. If for some reasons you do not want to tense your muscles, it still helps to imagine tensing and then releasing them

2. Hold your breath and the tension for another count of five.

3. Breathe out slowly for another count of five, and as you a breathe out slowly release the tension starting at your head and moving down to your toes.

4. Breathe normally, smile gently, and say a silent “Thank you.”

Warning: When learning Calming Breath, start when you are already relaxed. This insures stress will not interfere with its effectiveness.

How to use ratings to improve your Emotional Intelligence

Spend lots of time rating stuff. Rate the helpfulness of this post. Rate the food you eat. Rate the service you get at a store. Rate how much you want to buy something. Then rate how essential that want is to your survival. The more you practice rating things, the more it will become automatic and strengthen your Emotional Intelligence.

Thank you and stay strong

Practice Kindness, another Emotional Fitness Training Exercise, by liking or sharing this post.


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