Tools to Put in Your Emotional First Aid Kit

The road of life has bumps and turns, things that can weigh on us emotionally. Preparing an emotional first aid kit for those twists can help you through.

Tiffany Peterson shares important tools that will build up your emotional first aid kit.



What’s In Your Emotional First Aid Kit?

Add these five tools to your personal first aid kit and you will be ready for any curve ball or emotional burden that comes your way.

1. Increase the physical self-care to support your emotional well-being

The mind body connection is deep and they impact one another significantly. When you’re emotionally feeling off balance, make sure to increase your physical support as well. Great rest, eating nourishing foods, get your body moving, hydrate, all the things to help your physical self support your emotional well being. Oftentimes our emotions can be easily influenced if we are tired, sluggish, or over consuming caffeine, sugar and foods that deplete us.

2. Take time to unplug

Most everything will reset itself when you take time to unplug. Log off technology. Get to yoga class or a walk in the woods. Meditate or journal, yet create some quiet time around you. Taking time to reset and support your own well being will help get you in the flow of good energy again.

3. Prayer and Meditation

A powerful tool to support your emotional well being is to have a ritual that grounds you to your Higher Power or higher purpose. Prayer is a powerful stabilizer to connect and receive peace as is meditation.

4. Check your mindset

Our emotions and feelings follow the thoughts we are thinking. As Joel Osteen has said, “We are feeling what we are thinking”. When you begin thinking thoughts like, “I’m behind. I’m not focused enough. I’m overwhelmed, etc.” you begin feeling stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. Catch the stories you’re telling that don’t lead to the emotional outcomes you want and choose to tell a more intentional story that leads where you’d like to go. Our thoughts have creative power and it makes a difference when we are intentional about them.

5. Support

A great friend, a trusted therapist, or life coach can be a great addition to your toolbox. Being able to share and receive support makes a big difference to our emotional well being. Be willing to ask for help. Sometimes we fear inconveniencing someone or don’t want to be a bother. Yet your needs matter. Be willing to allow people to support you.


Tiffany Peterson is a life coach committed to helping others overcome their obstacles and achieve their fullest potential. She considers speaking and coaching not only a job but a calling.

She has had the privilege of speaking and working with companies such as eBay, OC Tanner, Intermountain Healthcare, and Mountain America Credit Union. Her principle-based approach is designed to help people and organizations realize their personal and professional goals.

Tiffany spends her free time reading, enjoying nature, and supporting Salt Lake City’s homeless population. She is focused on helping others become the happiest and healthiest versions of themselves.  

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