The way to know and study your emotions, managing it however the circumstances is known as Emotional Maturity. In simple words, we can say that as ” Understanding the Emotions”. It can be either intrapersonal (our own emotions) or interpersonal ( other’s emotions).
Happiness is when ” what you think, say and do are in harmony” – Mahatma Gandhi
According to me, this is a skill that is like a base for developing emotional maturity. Life in this modern era is more materialistic, more comfortable, and increasing unhappiness. Even children have advanced exposures almost to everything today.
But, are they really ready to handle those exposures emotionally?
Life is experienced right from the time we are born. We then grow, adapt to this life with help from others. We slowly start to learn our emotions and work on them to get the final result to be happiness and satisfaction. Every time when that happens we definitely feel the relaxation, right.
One of the prime reasons for many crimes is not being able to control the emotions. So, it’s very important to learn to control emotions right from childhood, be it good times and bad times. It’s very important to develop an understanding of right and wrong.
For example, when a kid/person steals something or assaults someone, he/she doesn’t know whether it’s right or wrong. That action by the kid/person is due to his/her emotional outburst. It requires a little Emotional Maturity for that kid/person to comprehend that it is wrong to steal or assault or curse others, which needs to be taught to them by their parents or elders or the society around them. Hence always create a positive and friendly environment for kid’s growth and make them understand between right and wrong.
People with good emotional maturity are mostly honest, trustworthy, truthful, independent, punctual, have good social adjustments, help others without any expectations, have a positive attitude, have self-esteem, lead a meaningful and satisfied life.
Basic 5 key traits of Emotional Maturity
1- Understand that life is difficult and learn ways to face it boldly and positively.
2- Be more passionate to develop self. Any change to happen should first come from within.
3- Learn to develop a sense of trust in God or in-universe either in self or in life.
4- With enough hard work, patience, and persistence, you develop the habit of a positive attitude.
5- Whatever you do be committed, responsible, and truthful.
To live the best of your life in making conscious decisions, try making these 5 traits like habits, as being emotionally matured is purely our choice. Because as a human we need to be emotionally matured to take care of our self, our family, our time, our finances, our personal life, our society, our country, and our world.
Our life is what we make it
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