Dialectical Behavioral Therapy/Emotion Regulation Skills/Reducing vulnerability to “emotion mind”

To reduce vulnerability to negative emotions remember the acronym:

PLEASE Mastery

PL stands for physical illness. When you are healthy and strong you're less likely to be an emotion mind.

E stands for eating. Eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of water.

A stands for abstain from alcohol and drugs. alcohol and drugs are mood destabilizing.

S stands for sleep. Give yourself plenty of time to sleep. Everything goes better when you're rested.

E stands for exercise. Worked up to 20 minutes of vigorous exercise a day.

Master stands for mastery. Mastery is doing something that make you feel competent and in control.