Emotional First Aid

  1. Recognize and name your feelings: When you're feeling upset or overwhelmed, take a moment to stop and identify what you're feeling. This can help you understand why you're feeling that way and what you might need to feel better.

  2. Take deep breaths: When you're feeling stressed or anxious, taking slow, deep breaths can help you calm down and feel more centered.

  3. Practice self-compassion: Treat yourself with kindness and understanding, just like you would treat a good friend. Remember that everyone makes mistakes and has bad days sometimes.

  4. Engage in activities you enjoy: Whether it's playing a game, reading a book, or drawing a picture, doing something you enjoy can help you feel better and distract you from your worries.

  5. Reach out to others: Sometimes talking to someone you trust, like a parent, teacher, or friend, can help you feel better. You don't have to go through tough times alone.