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Got a coping strategy that you find good? Share it here :)

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hi everyone

i thought this might be a good palce to share all your coping strategies

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Re: Got a coping strategy that you find good? Share it here :)

@scared01
Check out this thread, 1000001 coping strategies.
https://forums.au.reachout.com/t5/Everyday-life-stuff/1000001-COPING-STRATEGIES-amp-DISTRACTIONS/td-...

Atm my go to strategy is a shower
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make sure you eat well balanced meals, stay hydrated, get enough sleep and do daily exercise.

Do the things you find most enjoyable

go out into nature

talk to a helpline or soemone you trust

join a support group

set time aside for yourself even just half an hour to relax and take a breather

reduce your load of things your dealing with where you can

poisitve self talk

sete yourself a in goal for the each day to look forward even something so simple

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count backwards from 100
play a musical instrument
scribble on a piece of paper
have a nice bubble bath or shower
print and colour a mandela
make a dream catcher
make a scrapbook
go on a cleaning ramage
dance around to your favoutite music
go for a drive
do some origami
cook your favourite recipes
go shopping even just window shopiing
play your playstation/xbox
use a boxing bag and get some frustrations out
make your own bracelets or necklaces from strings and beads
have a routine to follow

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make your own garden or if you have a garden go and tend to it
go birdwatching
imagine your happy place and go through your 5 senses within that happy place
do some study
take some pictures of your pets and dress them up by drawing accessories
or using an app on your phone
play with playdough or plastacine
do some puzzles suh as cross words or findaword or suduko
if its night time, go out and watch the stars and the passing satelites
read your favourite book

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go to a museum or art gallery
get messy with some paints- do some fingerpainting or use unusal objects such as sponges or leaves or blades of grass to create pictures
bake a cake
go to the beach and watch the waves or go for a walk and feel the sand between your toes
plan a holiday that youd lvoe to go to with unlimited money
hold an icecube
slap an elastic band on your wrist
do some starjumps

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SELF TALK AND GOOD THINKING

 


How you are thinking affects how you are feeling, so focussing on negative thoughts such as ‘this is so unfair’ will maintain the angry feeling.
Make a list of more balanced statements you can say to yourself before, during and after difficult situations. For example:
Before: I know I can handle this; I have strategies to keep my anger under control and can take time out if I need to.
During: Remember to keep breathing and stay relaxed. There is no need to take this personally. I can manage this.
After: I handled that well. Even though I felt angry I didn’t raise my voice too much and I think I got a better result.

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Relaxation


Just as our bodies are strongly affected by our emotions, we can also influence our emotional state with our physical state.
Relaxation techniques, such as taking slow deep breaths or progressively tensing and relaxing each of your muscle groups, can help to reduce anger.

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SILLY HUMOUR

 


While it is not always possible to just ‘laugh your problems away’, you can often use humour to help you to take a step back from your anger.
For example, if you are angry with a colleague and refer to them as a stupid clown, think about what this means literally. Imagine or draw them dressed in a clown suit, with big shoes and a red nose. If you picture this image every time they do something which bothers you, it will be much easier to keep things in perspective.

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DISTRACTIONS


If you cannot change the situation, it can help to distract yourself from whatever is making you angry by counting to 10, listening to music, calling a friend to chat about something else, or doing housework.
For example, if you are stuck in traffic and getting angry, put on the radio and try to find a song you like, or count the number of times the chorus is sung.

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