Use These 3 Skills to Increase Your Emotional Agility

Use These 3 Skills to Increase Your Emotional Agility

via LifeHacker by Elizabeth Yuko

If you’ve found yourself having an overblown reaction to something relatively small during the past year or so, you’re not alone. We’re all juggling so much—mentally and emotionally—that it can be difficult to continuously have to process everything that comes our way. These can be anything from major threats—like the global pandemic, racial injustice and violence, and economic/financial insecurity—to your average everyday annoyances.

When faced with so much at one time, it’s easy to have big, emotional reactions to everything, even the smaller stuff. One way to help deal with this is by strengthening your emotional agility. Here are three tips for doing that.

What is emotional agility?

As David explained in a recent episode of the Armchair Expert podcast, there are three key skills you can practice to improve your emotional agility in uncertain times: acceptance, compassion and curiosity. Here are some ways to improve each of those crucial skills, according to Vanessa Loder, a former Wall Street and Silicon Valley executive, now working as a mindfulness consultant…

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