Take a break: Refocus
Some content could touch on negative personal experiences that you have had or witnessed. This could trigger stronger feelings of anxiety, sadness or in the worst case, fear; if this is the case, monitor your feelings, if it feels very serious, please consider reaching out to a professional for immediate support. If you think it will pass, take some time and to calm and refocus yourself in the present. There is no time limit on this, and you can resume whenever you feel ready.
Sometimes we can encounter information or situations that make us feel uncomfortable. It is important to allow ourselves a moment to refocus and rebalance ourselves when this happens. After a time of reflection, we are often better prepared to face difficult subjects.
Each person has their own best methods for grounding themselves, and you should feel free to use whichever technique you feel most comfortable with. We’ve included some suggestions below, take as much time as you need to explore them, and you can return to where you left off whenever you feel you are once again able.
- Reflect: Reflect upon how and why you feel the way you do, acknowledge the feelings, and release them.
- Guided Meditation
- Write a journal
- Distract yourself: select a wellness card, play a game, read a book, go on a walk for a short while, allow yourself time away from the discomfort.
- Call a family member or friend: Talk about what you encountered and how it is making you feel.
- REACH OUT: organizations / etc that offer services