10 Ways to Improve Your EQ

IQ and EQ should go hand-in-hand to help you navigate through life and reach your goals. So if you are lacking in one area, then you should incorporate practices into your daily life that will help you improve.

Reading is a good way to enhance IQ. You gain more knowledge from reading about different topics or listening to podcasts. Basically, you need to take in more information and learn from them to help you improve your IQ.

On the other hand, enhancing EQ requires a different method. Do you think you have a high EQ? If you think you’re EQ is average or poor, then these tips should help you improve your Emotional Quotient.If you or a friend are on the high IQ side, then these tips can also help you improve your EQ.

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Signs That You Have High EQ

Both IQ and EQ play significant roles in your overall success in life. Your IQ indicates your level of intelligence while your EQ shows your ability to handle and control your emotions.

There are many available standardized tests online if you want to find out your IQ score. Don’t worry if your IQ is below average. Although having a high IQ will give you an advantage, it is not a guarantee for success. It only measures your potential for success. In fact, studies reveal that your EQ is more important than your IQ. Statistics show that about 90% of successful individuals have high emotional intelligence as compared to only 20% who have high IQ.

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Which is More Important, IQ or EQ?

Imagine you are alone on a boat in the middle of the river when the boat suddenly starts to sink. There are no people around and you don’t know how to swim. What will you do?

Will you try your best to learn how to swim? Will you shout at the top of your lungs hoping that somebody out there will hear you? Will you try to stay afloat by holding onto something? How will you answer the question? If you are the average person, you will probably come up with several different answers on how to survive and get out of the situation.  But if you are a high IQ individual, your answer will simply be to stop imagining.

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The Practice of Mindfulness and Its Benefits

Emotional health is not always easy to measure as people generally go through a range of different emotions from moment to moment. No one can maintain being cheerful all day or being sad all day. There will always be a break in the cycle.

However, we can describe our general mood for the day. But is there a way to keep tabs on our thoughts and emotions and process them without stressing ourselves out? There is a way to do this through the practice of mindfulness and it is tightly integrated with meditation.

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