Are you triggered right now?
Skin crawling, about to jump out of your body with urges?
I know you want to just do it and have it over with. I know you want relief. But can you please try something for me first before resorting to that?
Drop your hands into your lap. Adjust your position so every muscle and joint can fall into a comfortable position. Drop your tense shoulders. Stop clenching your jaw. Slowly breathe in through your nose; a good deep breath, not one from your chest. Hold it for a second before letting it fall back out of you sending all that tension with it. Let your face relax. Imagine you’re sitting somewhere perfectly relaxing and safe. A beach with waves lapping at the shore. A forest with wind rustling the leaves. A cozy seat in a corner of a bookstore.
Comfort exists. Happiness exists. You are capable of feeling comfortable and happy. You are capable of being okay again. You are capable of healing. Every moment you fight takes you a step closer to comfort and happiness and healing.
You’re a badass warrior, and that urge is just a sound in your head that you do not have to obey. You’re so much bigger than this.
I know you can do it