Do exposures more often if objects or situations are still disturbing.
Make a point to confront the situation deliberately, if you detect a tendency to avoid it.
Remember that the action you perform should not be ended by reducing anxiety or distress. If it does, delay the behavior until the anxiety has decreased.”
Work to face your fears and they lessen. Avoid your fears and they have this tendency to get bigger.
This is not about relaxing or reducing stress. This is about teaching your body and brain that when you have distress, you are competent. You are able to tolerate stress and distress without a ritual or a relaxation technique. You can do those later if you want, but right now, a relaxation technique would lower the distress. That is not the immediate goal.