Here’s a suggestion: when life gets hard, put on your pajamas.
As in: don’t even take the time to think/process your feelings/talk to others. Put on the pajamas right away.
I got this idea from my older brother, who is an ex-college athlete/successful businessman/all-around-intense-and-impressive dude. I’ve always been a big fan of pajamas, but on a recent visit, I watched him take the Pajama Technique to a whole new level of self-care mastery.
As soon as I walked in the door and started to tell him about how exhausted I was, he interrupted me: “Katie, before we discuss this, why don’t you go put on your pajamas?”
Just like that. As if it was the most normal thing in the world.
I wanted to share this radical idea: Put on pajamas immediately. Think/feel/emote/take action after.
Who knows, it might help with a tendency to eat cookies as soon as you walk in the house? :)