DID YOU KNOW?
Coping strategies are techniques that can help you in stressful situations. Many coping strategies work by distracting you, helping you connect with your body, or allowing you to take a break from unpleasant emotions. Coping techniques are not a replacement for professional help, and if unpleasant emotions or unkind thoughts persist, it is important to reach out to someone to talk about them.
FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE TECHNIQUES
Reframe your thoughts by asking yourself if they are true and helpful. Check your facts!
Write it Down
Take time to write down your thoughts and feelings during difficult situations. This can help you become aware of your emotions and the events that trigger them and can ease your mind in the moment.
Relax the Body
In stressful situations, your muscles tense up and may even cause you physical pain. Stressful thoughts and emotions can also cause stomachaches or headaches.
When you have emotions, especially challenging or confusing ones, name them. Ask yourself how you’re feeling, and see what you notice.
Practicing Mindfulness encourages you to “just notice” your feelings, thoughts, and sensations. You can practice breathing mindfully as part of your morning or evening routines and during challenging situations. Breathing at a calm pace can lower your heart rate, which helps when you’re feeling anxious.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, PRAYER
Simply put, we are limited, God is not. Speak to Him on the regular & trust in Him like you trust your bed to carry your full weight. BECAUSE HE CAN & HE WILL!!
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
Psalms 46:1 NIV