It is our choice as to how we act or react.
If we have come from a fear or control based childhood our responses are likely to be different from someone who has come from an emotionally intelligent background.
By overcomplicating things, we can often exacerbate an issue….. who hasn’t heard of the saying “making mountains out of molehills” ?
By learning some simple emotional intelligence strategies, we can escape the return to “default” and exercise choice in our responses. These strategies will give you the courage to identify fears or issues and by facing them, you will resolve them. For example if you have an issue with conflict, then a useful strategy is to become aware of different perspectives. Ask yourself “What alternatives and opinions can be considered instead of sticking rigidly to this perspective?”