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2 Healthy Options for Coping

2 Healthy Options for Coping


Coping Simplified into 2 Options

“The time is always right to do what is right.”–Martin Luther King, Jr.


WHAT IS COPING?

  • Coping is acceptance.
  • Coping is realistic and pragmatic.
  • Coping is dealing with reality on reality’s terms.
  • Coping is understanding the situation and facing it head on.
  • Coping is adapting to, adjusting to, and accommodating what you can.

WHAT IS NOT COPING OR ITS OPPOSITE?

  • Whining is not coping because it actually lowers your ability to cope.
  • Damning is not coping because it actually increases problems and makes current problems worse.
  • Blaming is not coping because it gives you more problems to cope with such as trying to control the people, places, and things that you blame.
  • Suppression is not coping because suppression maintains poor coping and problems in darkness.
  • Escaping is not coping because it usually only temporarily removes you from a problem that will follow you.
  • Avoidance is not coping because you cannot avoid your self or the problems you cause yourself for long–and while you are avoiding problems–they tend to grow in size and stress.

HOW TO MAKE COPING EASY

  • Fix it or accept it.
  • Seek comforting and soothing when you need them.
  • Practice good self-care habits.
  • Develop a support system.
  • Eat, sleep, and exercise in a healthy way that you can like.
  • Do work you enjoy or love or enjoy and love the work you do.
  • Keep company with uplifting people and avoid people who are downers.
  • Read helpful spiritual and philosophical works.
  • Study coping and practice the coping skills that work for you.

Related Pages

  1. 4 Seconds Is All You Need
  2. 5 Attitudes About Stress (5TP)
  3. 5Fs of the Survival Instinct (5TP)
  4. 10 Ways to Change & Control Others
  5. 12 Steps Stop Shit
  6. Acceptance: A Step Towards
  7. Two Healthy Options PDF: Problem-Solving & Coping

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