Improve Relationships with Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness

Good or bad relationships are generally built on how well you can affect the other person’s feelings and emotions in a positive or a negative manner. By increasing your emotional intelligence you can use improve a relationship by having a better understanding of how what you say and do affects someone else. Likewise with improved emotional intelligence you will be able to better understand how someone else’s actions and comments affect you emotionally.

The act of practicing mindfulness causes you to think about and examine how you feel in the present moment. This increased awareness of yourself, your own feelings and emotions can only help improve your relationships with others. Having an increased awareness of your own feelings will also help you better understand the other person, their feelings and emotions in the relationship too.

Emotional intelligence can be learned like many other skills, it just takes some effort but the rewards will be felt across your live in so many positive ways.  Many are now saying that emotional intelligence is as or even more important than intellectual intelligence. With greater emotional intelligence you will likely see your relationships with everyone improve affecting your romantic life, your family life, your work life and your social life.

Improving your emotional intelligence through regular practice of mindfulness will not only help you become more self aware of how you feel but will also help you relate and empathise with how others feel too. An improved self awareness will likely lead to you being better able to communicate your feelings and emotions sooner and before they potentially become an issue in the relationship. An improved general awareness of others feelings and emotions will also allow you to change your behaviour, actions and / or compromise sooner hopefully before becoming an issue in the relationship too.

With a overall better awareness of feelings and emotions and how they affect you and others will improve how everyone in the relationship feels about being more open and vulnerable. Improved emotional intelligence through mindfulness practice will help you listen more and have a greater degree of understanding of how someone is receiving what you are saying. Improved emotional intelligence will likely lead to more emotional intimacy which strengthens relationships.

John Burley

John Burley lives in Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom and is the author of Mindfulness for the Mindless due for publication on 2nd April 2018. He is also the director of a software development company producing software solutions to mainly the gaming industry. He blogs about mindfulness at www.amindfulway.blog which has a growing following both on the blog itself, the accompanying Android app and on social media too.

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