When your emotions overwhelm you and you have trouble self-regulating, it may disrupt your learning, relationships and get in the way of the goals you set for yourself. But you can build your self-regulation skills and put strategies in place that will help you cope with intense emotions without feeling compelled to react in extreme or inappropriate ways.
Research shows that good self-care can be healing to both body and mind and I encourage my clients to consider self-care as another part of their treatment plan. But what does self-care actually involve? This week’s blog talks about common self-care practices that can be beneficial to anyone.