Meditate? Have you incorporated this into your health routine?
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I've been participating in a 30 day meditation series hosted by Prajna yoga. (https://www.prajnayoga.net/). I've meditated on and off for years. At one point, old memories spontaneously arose and this allowed me to address and heal some of the trauma I experienced growing up.
Although I often feel too rushed to take the time to meditate, I am enjoying these quick 15 minute meditations in the morning before I get started on my day. They give me a few moments to just be.
I also use the headspace app (https://www.headspace.com/) to meditate.
As we learn to focus on our breathing (or some other focus,) we may find that we have more space in our psyches. We sit with ourselves and just follow what is, rather than reacting or trying to change something. We may find that we are more in touch with ourselves. We develop an inner witness.
One of the benefits of meditation is that it can contribute to our becoming less reactive. Reactivity is difficult for both ourselves and our relationships.
Here is a short article on emotional intensity and reactivity in relationships. https://blog.weconcile.com/2008/09/18/reactivity-safety-in-relationships-emotional-intensity/.
A meditation practice is a way of giving ourselves permission to step out of the rush and participate in a little extra self care. It would be a good pairing with mood pills!