Emotions & Responses Cheat Sheet

For all emotions, remember:

  1. Feelings will not hurt you, even if they are uncomfortable, they are not dangerous.
  2. They are always temporary.
  3. It’s okay to feel the way you do- you don’t need a reason.
  4. it’s safe for other people to have feelings too.


  • Talk or call someone
  • Write a letter or email
  • Read, listen to music


  • Adjust your expectations
  • Take a break
  • Deep breaths, seek patience


  • Slow your pace (not quit)
  • Take a nap or lay down
  • Head to bed early


  • Do something you enjoy
  • Do the chores tomorrow
  • Plan a break


  • Cool down before acting
  • Assume positive intent
  • Listen and communicate


  • Get organized
  • Hire a pro where you can
  • Take on thing at a time

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