Sometimes we need to take a step back and soothe ourselves. Maybe after work, before bed, or after a frustrating conversation. It can be helpful to have either a mental or physical list with some soothing activities on it so you can easily draw from it when needed. This list could include lighting a candle, putting on some relaxing music, making some hot tea, putting on a face mask, taking a hot bath or shower, using some essential oils, or reading a book. Whatever helps you relax! If you’re not used to engaging in soothing activities, you could run through those options and see what works. It’s helpful to get into the habit of identifying when you need some time to cool down, and then engaging in an activity that can help you get there.