03. Why Set Aside 5 Minutes For Your Soul?
Nutrition is essential for our body. All of us agree on that. Food and vitamins is how we provide nutrition for our body. When we hear the word malnutrition we immediately picture a malnourished, frail body.
We rarely think of nutrition for our mind. 60% of us are lonely, 35% are stressed and 28% are angry.
All these negative emotions in addition to making us sad also affect our decisions. And our decisions affect our future.
One of the ways to protect against this, is to develop our emotional intelligence. Which refers to understanding and managing emotions. Not just ours but also the emotions of those around us. The people we love and care for.
Emotionally intelligent people are aware of their feelings and emotions and their effect on themselves…. and their friends and family. These are 5 pillars of emotional intelligence according to American Psychologist Daniel Goleman
They are -
- Social skills.
But how can we develop emotional intelligence? One of the ways is to actively take some time out to be in the present, Instead of constantly being nostalgic about the past or worrying about the future.
And when truly present in the current moment surround ourselves with inspiring and insightful thoughts, reflect and ruminate on them. So that, we can bring the essence and the learning from those thoughts into our nature and our soul.
And that is what we try to do here. At least for few minutes, we try to take a nice thought and ruminate on it for about 5 minutes and in the process try to look inward into our own soul.
The nice thought can come from a quote or a picture or learning about life of someone prominent. We try to get away from the negativity and the chaos around us.
These are short blogs, so that they serve just as a trigger to let you find your own way into your heart and soul.
So are you ready to spend five minutes for your soul?
Thank you for reading through,
All the best.