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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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Build or expand your social network

Reaching out to others and building relationships is the most basic technique of human survival. Humans beings are hard wired to connect a simple smile releases natural antidepressants that make us feel happy, cared, and loved. It is scientifically proven that a hug stimulates the release of oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine, significantly reducing worry, and lowering the heart rate:

  • Build close relationships with your partner, children, or friends: Try to put aside what is burning you out and make the time you spend with loved ones positive and enjoyable.
  • Build relationships with your co-workers: When you take a break, instead of paying attention to your smart phone, engage with your colleagues. Have ...

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