Those who have the desire and who work at it can definitely increase their emotional intelligence […] Take an example: Many children have not experienced loss and its accompanying grief, so they may not fully understand these concepts. However, as we age and experience loss in our lives, we develop a greater capacity to understand our own experiences and to empathize with others […] However, without reflection and purposeful direction, some of that capacity will surely be lost.
– Adele B. Lynn, The EQ Difference
This Ramadan I kept an actual physical journal! Granted, Ramadan is over now and there are less than ten entries in there — but hey. Baby steps. Keeping a journal was one of the advice in the Pre-Ramadan Bootcamp at ProM Academy, and I decided to take it up partly to reduce my habit of using social media (read: Facebook) as a journal.
I’ll post snippets of a few entries that I thought I might want to remember in the future:
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