Tag Archives: Emotional intelligence

Stay Safe, But Take More Risks

Some risk takers over-do it. Why? Fear drives them. Hit a balance. Scared? Do a reality check. No physical danger? Plunge ahead. Danger: Call 911.

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Emotions start in ancient and primitive fears connected to dangerous life and limb threats.  Important then, but overrated today.

For many all fears sound like 911 emergency sirens. Not knowing the difference keeps you from doing what is possible and being who you are.   Particularly fears related to internal feelings such as shame, embarrassment, or shyness.

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All the research on dealing with sad, bad, or mad feelings indicates acting  against the feeling unless immediate danger threatens works best.  Acting against the feeling means doing the opposite of what the feeling tells you to do.

In the case of fear, the main message is run. Useful when an angry predator is looms on the path ahead of you, but even then standing your ground may work better. (Bears can outrun the fastest human, but might be scared by one who shows no fear.) To stay strong in the face of fear,  act bravely.

Here is another staying strong tidbit embedded in a big word – habituate – meaning “get used to.” The more risks you take, the more often you stand up to fear, the easier it becomes to take more risks.

As always thank you for all you do particularly for liking, commenting or sharing my posts.  Little things matter.

Katherine

This post was somewhat inspired by this Word Press Daily Prompt:  Take a chance on me. What is the biggest chance you have taken? How did it turn out?

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Freedom for all

This is Passover week. Passover celebrates the first recorded emancipation from slavery.  Whatever your religion working for freedom for all matters most.

Moses as politician

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When we limit freedom to those we cherish, we enslave our hearts and souls. When we are silent in the face of oppression, we oppress all others.   Only when all work to protect liberty for all will there be Peace on Earth.

Thank you all for all you do to care and share with others. Doing a little matters a lot. Doing more matters more.

Katherine

This post relates the Word Press Daily Prompt that asks: Tell us your funniest relationship disaster story. Not telling a funny one.  Passover is the story of straying from all that matters and that according to the Jewish God means pursuing Tikkun Olam which is Hebrew for repairing the world. Practicing deliberate kindness is how one pursues Tikkun Olam daily.

The tale of Passover is how straying from a loving relationship with the Source of all things dooms human kind.

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Make my day; let me make you laugh.

Smiles boost #EmotionalIntelligence.  Making strangers smile or laugh is part of Practicing Kindness, one of my Daily Twelve Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises.

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Daily Prompt: Make Me Smile If you’re feeling blah, what is the one thing you do that you can count on to put a smile on your face?

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Become a comedian.

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I can’t tell you how much I love shopping. Not for what I buy, mostly food or toys for the grands.  No, it is for the opportunity to josh or flirt with the humans operating the cash registers. Hate that technology has dwindled the number of people taking my money.

One of my favorite lines and usually in response to the  “Did you find everything you wanted?”  now required of most cashiers.

My “Get a laugh” response:  “No. (pause for effect)  I am still looking for the million dollars needed to keep up with the cost of living. Guess you haven’t found it either.”

Always gets a surprised look and a laugh that makes my day.

Katherine

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Todays is the How to Become a Comedian. 

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Me Jealous? Sadly, Yes.

Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Lady We all get jealous from time to time — what wakes the green-eyed monster for you?

Those who are part of our success are often left out of the rewards we reap.

Thank you Stu’s views.

I chose this cartoon because success is never a one person show.

I have big dreams, work hard, but have had no monetary success when it comes to Emotional Fitness Training, Inc. – what I think of as my third child.  What wakens the Green Eyed Monster in me?  The success of those who have the money needed to do things like hire editors, illustrators, web masters, and publicists.  These have a team and I don’t.  I am a woman alone in my efforts.

My green eyes glow stronger when celebrities act like experts telling the rest of us how easy it is to do this or that.

Enough time on my pity-pot.

Staying emotionally strong

I combat the Green-eyed monster by practicing what I preach.  I practice all the Daily Twelve Easy Exercises every day and over and over again.  I start the day being grateful for all I have been given.  I go through my day thanking people;  I know my mission; I laugh and play, seek beauty; I honor those who gift me; I indulge in healthy pleasures; I move my body.

I also remind myself jobs are what you are paid to do.  Although I would love to be better paid, life is about doing what you love to do when, where ever, and however you can.  I am grateful I can do all I do whether or not monetary success comes to me and Emotional Fitness Training.

So pursue your passions and hope for a little bit of luck along the way.

Thank you all for all you do to care and share with others. Doing a little matters a lot. Doing more matters more.

Katherine

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