You can go old school classic with pen and paper. Or opt to create an ongoing journal in the notes section of your phone.
Paint, sketch, doodle, color, sculpt, draw, watercolor. Get out of your comfort zone and try out your artistic potential.
Disconnect from phone usage. Put a box in your entryway and create a space for your phone once you get home. Designate time with others as phone-free experiences.
Spend Time With Pets
Pets harness therapeutic qualities like reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Spend some time with your favorite furry friend.
Tea has many healing qualities along with offering time to relax and enjoy a warm moment.
Make a Playlist
Create a playlist to help soothe or relax you. Music has the capacity to reduce signs of stress.
Find an activity that incorporates movement; taking a walk at the local park, going to a yoga class, kickboxing at a studio.
This is a practice, so allowing yourself a few moments to focus on breathing can go a long way. Like with all skills, the more you practice the stronger that skill becomes. The app "Calm" is a great resource to help with this.
Take time to immerse yourself in a bath. Epsom salts, bath bombs or essential oils can be both relaxing and soothing.
Sivan Cohen, LCSW
Sivan is a psychotherapist providing services for individuals, couples and families. She has clinical experience in the treatment of adults, children, couples, and families struggling with a wide range of mental, health, behavioral, and relationship issues. She currently has a private practice in Garden City, New York.