It was a big milestone in our family when our son learned to self sooth. The primary action for him in calming down and being able to go to sleep or stop crying is to suck his thumb. When I was in conversation with someone a couple weeks ago, I realized that there are things that I do to self soothe as well. They include:
- Reading articles on TechCrunch and Mashable
- Getting a Diet Dr. Pepper with vanilla and easy ice from Sonic
- Checking social media
What do you do to self soothe? What habits or practices do you have that help calm you down?
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A cup of Earl Gray hot tea, my feet up in a recliner and a good book. Just finished “The Gospel According to U2,” and now starting Brian McLaren’s “Naked Spirituality.”