Put your hand on your heart.
Right in the center of your chest.
Feel your heart beating.
Focus on reconnecting with reality—the reality you want to be in.
Let the simple touch of your palm to your heart remind you to stay kind and calm.
And let the gesture be a symbol of self-compassion and self-care.
Comfort yourself as you would your own children.
Tell yourself that everything is going to be okay.
Since you can’t hug yourself, hold yourself, or put your hand on your back, put your hand on your heart and know that you will get through this.
How to Disengage from a Highly Stressful Environment by Tiffany Tyndall is available for purchase here.