Dr. J here again,
This week let’s talk about taking a break. Everyone gets overwhelmed, frustrated, upset, and mad sometimes. If you start to feel this way, learn how to take a break. Let the people around you know you need some space and try something like this:
Find a Quiet Place
- Have a place where you can go to have some quiet time. This might be your room or a different place in your home.
Set a Timer
- It can be 2 minutes or 10 minutes or longer.
Play Some Calming Sounds
- If you do not like the quiet, turn on some calm music or nature sounds.
Think About Something Else
- Look at a picture from your favorite vacation. Or close your eyes and think about your favorite calm place to visit. Think about something or some place that makes you happy.
After you try this, check to see if you feel better. I hope you can find some quiet time this week.
Until next time,
Dr. Jordan L. Nordquist
Board Certified General Psychiatrist
Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist