To start developing your EI, introduce some small but essential strategies in with your work day, like monitoring your emotions. Try writing down the situations that make you feel flustered or upset and start thinking about them more productively. The next time your feathers get ruffled, refer back to past insights and apply them. It’s helpful to adopt a growth mindset: instead of viewing challenges as setbacks to be disheartened by, look at them as opportunities to learn and develop.
And find ways to integrate an ongoing EI practice in your day-to-day life with mindfulness and meditation, because both enable us to be more present and aware of what we’re thinking and feeling in the moment, without judgement.
Ultimately, if you can start every day with the intention of being more self-aware, more empathetic and more considerate, you’re going to communicate better, and your work life will improve.