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One of the key planks of Self-Reg is understanding how stress affects our energy and tension levels, which in turn, affects our functioning in all of the five domains. The Self-Reg Energy/Tension Reflection Journal can help.

The thing is, most of us aren’t really in the habit of thinking in terms our energy and tension levels. We mostly think about whether we feel good, OK or bad. Tuning in to our energy and tension levels can help us with the WHY of feeling good, OK, or bad.

This tool, the Energy/Tension Reflection Journal is designed to help you do just that. Adapted from the Thayer Matrix, this tool invites you to explore your energy and tension levels (and combinations thereof) in a reflective way helping develop the habit of monitoring your energy/tension levels and how that relates to your  stress, mood, and how you feel physically etc. on any given day.

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