We all deal with stress, whether at work, school, in our relationships, or within our minds. But there is no one-size-fits-all approach to coping mechanisms or self-care. Here, we'll have you develop a list of coping mechanisms that work for you, and talk about how to incorporate these coping strategies throughout your life.
Coping skills help you feel better in the short term and can keep you from acting impulsively. They are essential when you're overwhelmed with intense emotions.
In this chapter, you'll learn what coping skills are, when to use them, and when not to use them. You'll also learn a little bit about the difference between coping skills and self-care.
In this chapter, you're going to learn how our senses work behind the scenes to calm the mind. We'll give you plenty of examples of each type of sensory coping skill.
In this chapter, you're going to learn some essential relaxation techniques you can perform anywhere, even at your work desk.
In this chapter, you'll learn about different kinds of distraction skills, and a warning against using them when you need to be working through your emotions.
Coping skills should be used in conjunction with emotion processing and self-care skills to create lasting change. In this section, you'll learn to take care of your body and mind in ways that renew your energy, resolve emotions, and help you make progress, find joy, and have better relationships with others.
In this chapter, you'll learn more about the importance of emotional self-care and how it differs from the Mastering Emotions Coping Skills, you learned earlier.
After we show you some examples of how physical self-care can help your mental health, we'll give you a list of ways to take care of your body.
In this chapter, you'll learn a little bit about the importance of managing your life so that you don't get overwhelmed or feel out of control.
In this chapter, we're going to talk about finding joy by looking for the good in your situation, finding ways to laugh, and taking quiet moments to think of the big picture.
In this chapter, you'll learn a little more about human connection and why you need it, and then we'll discuss some ways you can foster a relationship in your life.
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