The holiday season can be a stressful time. Be sure to spend some time this holiday season practicing your self care activities. A great way to manage stress is through your sensory system! Here is a quick guide on how to build your own sensory tool kit.
We can use our senses to regulate our emotions and energy level. Your sensory tool kit can be used tp calm or stimulate our sensory system.
When you are feeling too anxious, you can use calming sensations to come back down to a calmer state.
Ideas for Sense of Sight:
Ideas for Sense of Smell:
Lavender scented lotion
Home cooked meals — comfort food!
Ideas for Sense of Taste:
Ideas for Sense of Touch:
Ideas for Sense of Hearing:
When you are feeling too tired or low energy, you can use alerting sensations to wake up your sensory system.