Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Working With Painful Emotions

Care Package #3 for Stressful Times

This care package is about a self-regulation technique called “Taking Your Emotional Temperature” and how it can help us manage stressful times. (You can find links to related posts down below.)

A simple way to take your emotional temperature is to stop once or twice (or however many) times a day and ask yourself, “How am I doing?” When you ask this, practice noticing any really powerful emotions.

You can also take these moments to do a quick body scan and notice any place in your body that is really tense and strained, which is often a sign of intense emotions.

You can also use journal writing and moments of silence to take a little more time to explore your emotions.


If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing on social media. Facebook is censoring me, so you cannot share this link directly, but I have created a note version of it  here, and you can go to one of these pages and see the note and share it. (I published it March 25, 2020, so you can look for it by date.)

Here are some links to other related posts:

10 Mind-Body Practices if You Feel Anxious During the Coronavirus (or Any Other Time)

An Anxiety Care Package for Stressful Times

Care Package #2 for Stressful Times

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