I created this “booklet” Disruptions a few years ago when I was coping with several complicated situations=“disruptions”….
Creating this booklet helped me to learn the value of being able to “step out” of the emotion of the situations and to realize there was a kind of “sequential structure” to the progression of dealing with problems or crises…to know/reassure myself that it would eventually pass… ( and I eventually realized that even if the situation didn’t really change, my own reaction to them could….so that’s what this entire web site includes….my efforts to “shift my own perspective” )
“Disruptions”: “slide show” on Pocket Perspectives youtube channel
Just a few months ago, I made the following charts to help myself realize/understand/accept that millions of others on earth struggle with very similar challenges: (filling in these 2 pages really helped me get better perspective)
Some strategies for self-soothing, self-comforting, adjusting and shifting: Wide Angle Lens: post withing the Thinking Strategies tab on headline area. (includes some ideas from Dr. Kristen Neff’s website: Self Compassion)
And….to keep in mind: comfort, keep going, things change…..
From post…“Shhh….it’s going to be okay”