Her: Have you had lunch? I think you might be hangry.
Me: I SAID I’M FINE!
Her: Whoa. Here, eat this.
Me (15 minutes after eating): Wow, I feel much better. Thank you. I’m so sorry for snapping.
The need to self regulate implies that we’re dysregulated. Are you? Would you even know if you were? I often don’t and I’m not ashamed to admit it. It’s all part of this wild ride we call being human. Checking in with ourselves, or taking our ‘emotional temperature’ is a skill that takes some practice. Tune in to CEC on June 26 for a chance to try, and chat about tuning in to yourself.