Journaling: Your Secret Weapon
Journaling. You’ve been told you need to do it, you’ve probably even purchased one (or seven) journals, but you just haven’t been able to get into it. But then you’re told again by therapists, coworkers, friends and others that you should journal. But why?
Today on the podcast I’ll talk about the science of journaling, and why it really is your secret weapon in life and leadership. The research is sound, and journaling benefits emotional well-being, decreases stress and even strengthens immune response. It really is that good.
So why are we still not journaling? Is it because we have an irrational (or maybe it is rational…) fear that someone will read our journal and all of our deepest darkest secrets will be found out? You know, that’s why you always hid your diary from your big brother.
Or is it because we just can’t seem to be consistent about writing? Either way, it’s time to begin journaling daily because it really will transform your life and leadership. Journaling is the fastest route to self-awareness and self-awareness is the foundation for self-leadership.
To aid you in this process of starting, or improving your journaling, I’ve created a free guide chuck-full of journaling prompts within several different categories. This is a powerful resource that I hope you’ll take advantage of! Click the button below to download.
And then once you begin journaling, let me know what other prompts you use, I am always looking for suggestions!
What on earth is emotional intelligence? Do our feelings go to school to gain an education? Emotional intelligence, or EQ, is a topic not many of us are familiar with, but it is incredibly important. It has been shown that a high EQ is more accurate at predicting success than a high IQ. So what is emotional intelligence?
Emotional Intelligence, also known as EQ or EI, was a term first widely used by the psychologist Daniel Goleman. It’s been ground-breaking work that has really represented a paradigm-shift in the way we think about what it takes to be successful in life. Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize and manage your own emotions, as well as the ability to recognize, understand, and influence the emotions of others.
As you consider this definition, you can see how EQ impacts virtually every aspect of life and leadership. Those able to effectively manage their emotions while assessing the emotions of others will win the leadership game every day of the week. Simply put, people with high EQ are more successful because they understand themselves and others, and know how to use that understanding effectively. People want to follow these individuals because they are inspiring, motivating, goal-driven, and accomplished.
Today on the podcast I’ll not only give you a clear idea of what Emotional Intelligence is and how it can help you, but I’ll also provide you with solutions to help you develop greater emotional intelligence. This is a skill you can absolutely develop. To help with this I’ve got a free quick fire guide on solutions for developing emotional intelligence. Click the button below to download!
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Links Mentioned in this episode:
- Journaling Prompts 101 Freebie
- “5 Practical Ways to Boost your Emotional Intelligence, According to Psychologist”
- The Full Focus Journal™by Michael Hyatt
- The Health Benefits of Journaling Research
- Journaling for Mental Health Research