Building Emotional Intelligence Isn't as Hard as You Think

This week we are focusing on emotional intelligence. Emotions can be helpful and harmful, productive and destructive, simple and complex.

Emotions are powerful, and how we feel plays into how what we think, say and do – even if we are not aware of it. By developing emotional intelligence we gain an ability to recognise, interpret and respond to our emotions, and to other people’s emotions too.

This spotlight explores the ‘RULER’ technique used to help us develop greater wisdom about our feelings, and use them to our advantage.

Read more about the RULER technique and the five skills that you can start practising.

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Can you think of a time when you let your emotions controlled the way you thought or behaved? How did you try to deal with it?

How could you apply the RULER technique to help mediate your emotions in similar situations in the future?

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