I have lots of healing to do. Too much anger and bitterness. I work with my therapist several times a month on such things. Before pregnancy I worked with her on my anxiety and some compulsions I had and then in pregnancy she worked with me on my fear of miscarriage and stillbirth and the anxiety around the unknown and poor prognosis my baby was given. Sometimes we simply did talk therapy and sometimes she worked with me on techniques to deal with my anxiety. What do you do when your anxiety is justified? In pregnancy, mine was. We worked on distraction- it was the best tool I had when things got bad.
There is no set ritual I have, especially nothing I haven’t already mentioned- exercise, puppy, puzzles, etc. My ritual differs everyday. My ritual is distraction.
Today my distraction was a book group outing to the farm. One of our members moved to a quiet corner of the state and we visited her new house (old farm house) and met her new husband and acquired furry family.