Choices in the poll conducted through the “EQ and You” eZine, included:
·Take a vacation this time of year
·Review my Emotional Intelligence competencies and use them
·I finished all my shopping in November
·Have a home-decorating party and let the guests help us
·Get extra sleep and exercise, take vitamins, get a flu shot
·My mother-in-law keeps the kids for a week when school gets out
·Breathe deeply … often
25% of respondents chose “breathe deeply … often.” 17% chose the extra health tips. 8% check in with their Emotional Intelligence competencies and use them, and a whopping 50% say they make sure to laugh at least 5 times a day.
THE BEST CURE
We know the benefits of laughter, but sometimes we forget – that we need it most when it might not be the top thing on our minds. Short of a real crisis or tragedy, there’s not much that can’t be cured by a good laugh.
It’s the sure stress-buster for when the cookies burn, when you’ve got your hands full and the phone rings and it’s another telemarketer from the great Commonwealth of India, when you get the flu the day of the best Christmas party of the year, when a major appliance breaks down in the month of December, or when you’ve been notified the special gift you ordered isn’t going to make it in time.
Keep your sense of humor! Lighten up and let your light shine. We all needs smiles and hugs this time of year … and lots of laughter.
To help you ‘get’ this, the editor of “EQ and You” eZine suggests a sprinkling of music. “Listen to that girl laughing during ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas,’ by the Ras Family ( http:/ inyurl.com/y6sp ),” says Susan Dunn, The EQ Coach™. “Internalize it, and apply it liberally. Spread some Joy to the World!”