Be The Best You | Coping Skills | Week Four

by Christina Rowsell

Coping Skills

Image © Christina Rowsell
Not everything will be sunshine and rainbows everyday. Last week we talked about reaction to situations - where life is 10% of what happens and 90% of how we react. When life hands you tough times and difficult situations, it's up to you to come back to those positive thoughts you've been learning to develop.

If you can't remember those positive thoughts and happy memories, now might be a good time to start a journal. Journaling is helpful for remembering thoughts, and it's also a wonderful way to validate your feelings.

When things go wrong, you need to fall on happier times to help you cope with what's going on. We often look for validation from others, but journaling validates to you that what you're going through is real. When there is no one else around, you are responsible for acknowledging yourself. You don't always need someone else there - you are the most important. When you understand and validate your own feelings you'll be able to also understand how you cope.

We are all born with coping skills, but over time we tarnish our ability to cope by negative thoughts of energy. This is why you need to learn and train your brain to be positive. Think of it as a new workout routine for your mind. By acknowledging how you feel you're also giving yourself permission to feel. When those feelings are blue or sad you will start to understand how you react to certain situations. When you build a positive place to fall you will cope better with hard situations. Don't ignore your coping skills, build them up so that when the unexpected happens you have the skill, knowledge and power to pick your self up to be the best you, you know how.

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