Mind Your Emotional Intelligence

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library What do 90 percent of high achievers have in common? Recent studies suggest that people who have developed strong EI skills tend to earn more and enjoy more success in general compared to those who rely on their IQ alone. For example, you might say to yourself, “This is frustration. It may surprise you, but it’s not high IQ. It’s high EI, or emotional intelligence.

Mind Your Emotional Intelligence

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library What do 90 percent of high achievers have in common? Recent studies suggest that people who have developed strong EI skills tend to earn more and enjoy more success in general compared to those who rely on their IQ alone. For example, you might say to yourself, “This is frustration. It may surprise you, but it’s not high IQ. It’s high EI, or emotional intelligence.

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Learning How to Forgive and Let Go. The Power in Putting the Past Behind.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryHolding Grudges, Holding TensionForgiveness has been a staple of positive psychology for a long time. The popular proverb, “To err is human; to forgive, divine,” has roots in a poem written by Alexander Pope way back in 1711.

Your Silver Linings (Pocket) Playbook

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library. Research links optimism with greater resilience and improved satisfaction in our jobs, our relationships and in life.For example, participants in a study at University of California, Berkeley were asked to complete a set of optimism exercises and goal visualization tasks daily for three weeks.

Your Silver Linings (Pocket) Playbook

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library. Research links optimism with greater resilience and improved satisfaction in our jobs, our relationships and in life.For example, participants in a study at University of California, Berkeley were asked to complete a set of optimism exercises and goal visualization tasks daily for three weeks.

Your Silver Linings (Pocket) Playbook

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library. Research links optimism with greater resilience and improved satisfaction in our jobs, our relationships and in life.For example, participants in a study at University of California, Berkeley were asked to complete a set of optimism exercises and goal visualization tasks daily for three weeks.

Keep Excited and Carry On

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library How do you approach a situation that makes you anxious? This study is one of many demonstrating that it may be better to reframe stress rather than trying to minimize it.A similar study, at the University of Lisbon, asked students to keep daily diaries reporting their anxiety levels and how they interpreted that anxiety during an exam season.

Keep Excited and Carry On

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library How do you approach a situation that makes you anxious? This study is one of many demonstrating that it may be better to reframe stress rather than trying to minimize it.A similar study, at the University of Lisbon, asked students to keep daily diaries reporting their anxiety levels and how they interpreted that anxiety during an exam season.

Keep Excited and Carry On

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library How do you approach a situation that makes you anxious? This study is one of many demonstrating that it may be better to reframe stress rather than trying to minimize it.A similar study, at the University of Lisbon, asked students to keep daily diaries reporting their anxiety levels and how they interpreted that anxiety during an exam season.

Learning How to Forgive and Let Go. The Power in Putting the Past Behind.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryHolding Grudges, Holding TensionForgiveness has been a staple of positive psychology for a long time. For example, one study out of Hope College in Michigan found that even the act of imagining holding a grudge can stress us out. The popular proverb, “To err is human; to forgive, divine,” has roots in a poem written by Alexander Pope way back in 1711.

Create Happy Habits

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryThose who are consistently happy tend to follow a set of habits that generate a more lasting sense of contentment in their lives. Studies show that the longer you keep at a habit, the more likely you are to keep going. For example, before you shop away your woes, try a spring cleaning to clear your head and streamline your environment.

Create Happy Habits

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryThose who are consistently happy tend to follow a set of habits that generate a more lasting sense of contentment in their lives. Studies show that the longer you keep at a habit, the more likely you are to keep going. For example, before you shop away your woes, try a spring cleaning to clear your head and streamline your environment.

Create Happy Habits

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryThose who are consistently happy tend to follow a set of habits that generate a more lasting sense of contentment in their lives. Studies show that the longer you keep at a habit, the more likely you are to keep going. For example, before you shop away your woes, try a spring cleaning to clear your head and streamline your environment.

Don’t Forget to Forgive

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library As the old saying goes, forgiveness may be divine, and if recent research is right, it may also be healthy.Recent studies indicate that holding a grudge can trigger a prolonged physical stress response—one that can lead to health complications and inhibit emotional and physical healing. For example, “I was feeling threatened by your feedback, and lashed out without thinking.”

Don’t Forget to Forgive

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library As the old saying goes, forgiveness may be divine, and if recent research is right, it may also be healthy.Recent studies indicate that holding a grudge can trigger a prolonged physical stress response—one that can lead to health complications and inhibit emotional and physical healing. For example, “I was feeling threatened by your feedback, and lashed out without thinking.”

Learning How to Forgive and Let Go. The Power in Putting the Past Behind.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryHolding Grudges, Holding TensionForgiveness has been a staple of positive psychology for a long time. For example, one study out of Hope College in Michigan found that even the act of imagining holding a grudge can stress us out. The popular proverb, “To err is human; to forgive, divine,” has roots in a poem written by Alexander Pope way back in 1711.

Deep Leisure Comes with Surprising Performance Benefits

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryCreative Hobbies Can Boost PerformanceEvolving communication and productivity technologies enable us to connect and engage with our work in ways we couldn’t have dreamt of even ten years ago. Example activities: Clubbing Shopping Gaming Binge-watching TV or sportsSocial media immersion Typically, exercises creativity by drawing on innate talents and helping develop new skills.

Deep Leisure Comes with Surprising Performance Benefits

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryCreative Hobbies Can Boost PerformanceEvolving communication and productivity technologies enable us to connect and engage with our work in ways we couldn’t have dreamt of even ten years ago. Example activities: Clubbing Shopping Gaming Binge-watching TV or sportsSocial media immersion Typically, exercises creativity by drawing on innate talents and helping develop new skills.

Don’t Forget to Forgive

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library As the old saying goes, forgiveness may be divine, and if recent research is right, it may also be healthy.Recent studies indicate that holding a grudge can trigger a prolonged physical stress response—one that can lead to health complications and inhibit emotional and physical healing. For example, “I was feeling threatened by your feedback, and lashed out without thinking.”

Anxiety is natural. It doesn’t have to be second-nature.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryAnxiety, a form of worry or uneasiness, can be a common reaction to stress. For example, if you can’t decide whether to do laundry or finish a work project that’s due tomorrow, anxiety might be affecting your perspective, as the work project comes with higher consequences.

Anxiety is natural. It doesn’t have to be second-nature.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryAnxiety, a form of worry or uneasiness, can be a common reaction to stress. For example, if you can’t decide whether to do laundry or finish a work project that’s due tomorrow, anxiety might be affecting your perspective, as the work project comes with higher consequences.

Deep Leisure Comes with Surprising Performance Benefits

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryCreative Hobbies Can Boost PerformanceEvolving communication and productivity technologies enable us to connect and engage with our work in ways we couldn’t have dreamt of even ten years ago. Example activities: Clubbing Shopping Gaming Binge-watching TV or sportsSocial media immersion Typically, exercises creativity by drawing on innate talents and helping develop new skills.

Anxiety is natural. It doesn’t have to be second-nature.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryAnxiety, a form of worry or uneasiness, can be a common reaction to stress. For example, if you can’t decide whether to do laundry or finish a work project that’s due tomorrow, anxiety might be affecting your perspective, as the work project comes with higher consequences.