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Emotional Intelligence: Acknowledging the Irrational/Emotional Side of our Brain

“Why do I become so irrational during discussions?” “Why do I get so anxious over things so simple?” “Seriously! What was I even thinking?”   Have you often noticed yourself asking these questions? If yes, then you have come to the right place. Today we will talk about why we behave irrationally under emotions. Before understanding why and how this happens, let’s delve a little into how our brain works.   The Brain: We will not go into the intricacies of our brain. The only parts of the brain that concerns us are the Frontal lobe and the limbic part of the brain. The Frontal lobe is responsible for the rational/logical decisions that we take while the limbic part of the brain is responsible for our behavioral and emotional responses. The limbic part is more primitive while the frontal lobe is a newly formed part of the brain. The limbic part is responsible for emotional memories. It controls how you process strong emotions like fear and pleasure. During various experi

Feeling Sad? This is how Social Media might be the reason for it!

  Social Media has become very common these days. From children to elderly people, everyone is on social media of some sort. While some use social media to connect with friends and family while others use it to escape the monotony of day-to-day work by viewing funny clips and memes.   Dopamine: Dopamine is called “the feel-good hormone” which is released into our body when we perform an activity that we crave. For example, eating something good, watching a movie that we have wanted to watch for so long, intimate relations, etc. trigger the release of dopamine which makes us feel good.   The relationship between dopamine and Social Media: All types of social media are forms of distraction in one way or the other. And scientific studies show that distractions also trigger the release of dopamine in the body i.e our brain craves something new/distraction (more on that here ). And distractions as you know are already sufficiently available on Social media.   Feeling sad aft

Achieve More by Doing Less (No BS guide to getting things done)

  There have often been situations where we are over-burdened and stretched too thin with a lot of work. These are the moments that make us question if it is all worth it. Let me tell you one thing, it is not. I might be the first person on the internet to say this, but it is true. Well, it is not our fault at all. We are living in a society where every average person is shown the dream “You can have it all”. And it is very easy to get caught in the fa├žade of “You can have it all”. As Mark Manson in his book “ The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck ” puts it- “ You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited number of f*cks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a f*ck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice—well, then you're going to get f*cked.” What I want to say by including this statement is that people say “Yes” to every opportunity thinking that the