Talk to yourself in a self-soothing way

When stressed, our inner critic is usually loudest. What is needed is a kinder, compassionate and soothing self. Try soothing words of comfort to say to yourself, such as “I know this is a difficult time for you”, “You are not alone”, “I believe in you.”

Source: Grounding Techniques & Self Soothing for Emotional Regulation @ Eddins Counseling Group: Personal and Career Counseling Services

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