Coping skill of the week: OBSERVE. This is a Mindfulness skill that is easy to explain and yet harder than you think to apply. It is one of the most important skills, becuase it leads us towards other skills, self-regulation, and new insights. OBSERVE is to simply to notice. Take notice and be curious w/ observing your internal experiences: feelings, emotions, body sensations, thoughts, judgments, urges.
OBSERVE externally with your senses, what do you see, hear, taste, smell, and touch?
A great practice is to OBSERVE when you notice an emotion arise. What do you notice??????