When life gives you stress, grab your comfort box! Licensed Clinical Psychologist Doctor Alex Bloom stopped by to tell us how to incorporate all five senses when putting together a box of our own.
How to Tame Your Nervous System:
When our stress levels go up, we feel that in our bodies because the "alarm" from our nervous system is going off. In order to reset the switch, we have to get in touch with our 5 senses. Therefore, thinking ahead and putting together a self-soothe kit or comfort box can do wonders for chilling our bodies out.
In short, you're wanting to find items that you can put in this emotional 'first aid kit' that are soothing and relaxing. Thinking about the senses of touch, vision, smell, taste, and hearing.