Rebecca Muller, ‘How Improving Your Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Cope With Stress – Research shows that you can better equip yourself to handle the inevitable panicky moments.’, https://thriveglobal.com/stories/emotional-intelligence-improve-to-cope-with-stress/, Thrive Global (June 26, 2019)
Self-regulate your response
Research shows that your emotions can have a direct impact on your resiliency, and working to cultivate those emotions can benefit you down the line. (…) The first step in improving your emotional intelligence is becoming aware of your emotions, and working with them, instead of against them. To do so, experts suggest getting curious about your physiological responses to stress, and acknowledging your emotions to build self-awareness. (…) When you take the focus off of your own worries and show empathy to the people around you, you’ll find that you can start to shift your perspective on what happens to you, and even self-regulate your response to stress.