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3. Meditation/Yoga – Yoga Nidra is one of the things that can usually help me sleep despite my brain being in overdrive. 4. Self-care – When someone mentions taking time or a day for themselves, all I can think of is them marking a check on my coping skills list. 5.
Take time out to exercise, eat well and relax. Keep to your normal routines as much as possible. Try to avoid making major decisions or changes in life plans. Don’t use alcohol, drugs or cigarettes as a way to cope; they only lead to more problems. Avoid power struggles and arguments with your spouse or former spouse.
There are two possible coping strategies:. problem-focused coping, which involves tackling the root cause of a problem;; emotion-focused coping, which involves learning to deal with the negative emotions associated with mental health issues.; A problem-focused coping strategy is the desirable approach in the long term. However, it is not always possible to eliminate the root
Coping Strategies. Spend Time Outside. Being outdoors is very therapeutic. The fresh air and natural sunlight can improve your mood and increase your serotonin levels. Go for a walk, hike up a hill or take up gardening in your back and front yard. Having plenty of plants and flowers to care for and increase your happiness levels, and when you ...
Practice focused, deep breathing Try breathing in for 4 counts and breathing out for 4 counts for 5 minutes total. By evening out your breath, you'll slow your heart rate which should help calm you...
Noticing tension and taking deep breaths to reduce it Catching negative thoughts and replacing them with healthy ones Setting and maintaining appropriate and healthy boundaries between you and others Relaxing with aromatherapy Destressing with soothing activities like coloring, reading, etc. Eating healthy Sleeping the right amount