Practising Mindfulness helps us to become aware of when we are engaging in unhelpful thinking, how this often creates unpleasant emotions in the body and impacts on how we behave.
It’s so great to notice this often destructive cycle, so that we can do something about it and actually take care of ourselves.
One simple yet very effective technique of self care is to take your attention to your breath.
Maybe regulate your breathing by gently slowing it down a little and taking slightly deeper in-breaths and longer out-breaths.
Spend a few moments pausing and feeling the breath; helping the body and mind to calm.