Emotional Intelligence
By Naseeha Tayob Ibrahim

The Ace Card!

Published in: Self
Date: 18 / 07 / 20

As a Life Coach and Therapist, I have come across many people who, despite having life’s curves balls thrown at them, persevered and pushed through to improve themselves in areas of Mental Health and Emotional Stability. An important aspect to personal-development is learning to understand and manage one’s emotions and holds a great deal of success for all areas of life. This is called Emotional Intelligence and is an important aspect in life in order to reach our full potential.

The three parts to achieving Emotional Intelligence are:

  1. Awareness
  2. Control
  3. Empathy

1. Awareness

Awareness starts with self. This automatically brings awareness to your emotions and thoughts.

Bringing awareness to the what you’re feeling and thinking allows you a chance to analyze yourself, an opportunity to listen to what your emotions are telling you and what you really need in that moment.

2. Control

We are not expected to react to every emotion that surfaces within us. A thoughtful response is worth more in the long-run as apposed to a quick, unconscious reaction that almost always happens in the heat of the moment. To join the dots, control is in fact, maintaining awareness of ourselves and our emotions so we are able to respond in a mature and graceful manner.

3. Empathy

Having empathy is important to creating, maintaining nourishing relationships.The ability to put yourself in someone else's situation allows you to prove yourself as kind, caring and compassionate.This could mean just being there for emotional support, offering them a shoulder or simply a kind gesture. As the saying goes “Treat others as you wish to be treated.”

Working on these areas will help you ace the future!


Naseeha Tayob Ibrahim

I speak. I write. I coach.

I want to make the world a better place.

As an avid reader and writer, it’s no surprise that communications became my career and line of work. There is never one thing in particular that defines who I am, except the fact that I am passionate about everything I do. That made me the odd one out most of my life. It made realize how important it is to listen to my heart.

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