How can emotional wellness be nurtured, and why is it important for me to become emotionally intelligent?

Emotional wellness involves managing one’s emotions, as well as the ability to perceive, interpret, and respond appropriately to the emotions of others. Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to a specific set of skills and competencies related to the understanding, management, and effective use of emotions, both in oneself and in others. Being emotionally intelligent allows you to increase your personal emotional wellness. Many activities that can help increase your emotional intelligence are also good practices to maintain emotional wellbeing like journaling, mindfulness meditation and talking to others about feelings and emotions.