Understanding your emotions will help you to get to know yourself better, and emotional intelligence is developing the ability to be able to assess and manage your emotions so you can control and quickly change your state at will.
Emotions, make or break us, they are the difference between living a good, successful and happy and fulfilling life, and living a life of struggle, failure and pain.
So before you can move to a better life experience or achieve greater success, you will first need to become the master of your emotions, instead of being the victim and slave of them.
Because, if you want to be a happy and successful, then you need to start to be able to identify what thought processes make you feel, angry, anxious, negative or sad.
Then you need to be mindful to any shift in your state so you can quickly dismiss and disconnect yourself from any bad feeling thoughts, so you can focus on anything that does not evoke a negative emotional reaction, which will bring you back to the peace of the here and now.
Emotional intelligence is not all about your thoughts, it also involves, becoming aware of all the different types of situations that cause you to react badly or even cause you to hold back, not act and play it safe.
Developing emotional intelligence will also give you and insight into your moods, and it will give you a better understanding of what makes you feel good and what doesn't, and it will allow you to gain control of your moods and your stress.