The way you deal with your emotions shapes everything that matters: your actions, career, relationships, health, and happiness.
According to Harvard psychologist Susan David, emotional agility is the ability to apply the right emotion to the right person in the right situation at the right time.
It’s a process that enables you to navigate life’s twists and turns with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness, and an open mind.
It isn’t about ignoring difficult emotions and thoughts. It’s about holding those emotions and thoughts loosely, facing them courageously and compassionately, and then moving past them to ignite change in your life.
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- How Emotional Agility Improves Relationships: An Interview with Susan David, Ph.D.
- How Being Nuanced with Your Emotions Enhances Your Well-Being: An Interview with Susan David, Ph.D., Part II
- Emotionally Intelligent Husbands are Key to a Lasting Marriage
The Relationship Minute From The Gottman Institute, dated 5 March 2019. You can sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.