I find that making a list of things I enjoy, or things that calm me down, help me to relax if I’m triggered. Not completely, of course, but it certainly helps me to focus on more positive things. I highly recommend for you to practice making a list, and referring back to it when things get really bad. Here’s a list of some of the things I enjoy, or things that calm me down:
A cat when it’s purring
Rain, thunder, and wind sounds
Photography (digital or polaroid)
Hanging out with my boyfriend
Beautiful music from a different country (example: Chinese flute)
Martial arts moves–just watching the moves and developing an interest in learning
Silence after a long day
There’s probably more, but off the top of my head, that’s what I thought of. What’s your list?
See you soon!