Coping skills help you to adapt, minimize an deal with stress. Coping occurs in response to psychological stress that is usually triggered by changes. Managing your stress will help you feel better physically and psychologically.
Don't know to start? Here is a list of examples that you can try. Remember it is not one size fits all so find the ones that work for you.
Write in a journal
Listen to music
Take a bath
Play with a pet
Spend time in nature
Clean the house (or a closet, drawer, or area)
Read a book
Play a game with your kids
Cook a meal
Engage in a hobby
Practice breathing exercises
List the things you feel grateful for
Reframe the way you are thinking about the problem
Use progressive muscle relaxation
Picture your “happy place”
Give yourself a pep talk
Squeeze a stress ball
Put on lotion that smells good
Look at landscape photos that help you feel relaxed
Think of something funny
Look at pictures that remind you of the people, places, and things that bring you joy
Take care of your body in a way that makes you feel good (paint your nails, do your hair, put on a face mask)
Use a relaxation app
Go for a walk
Work on managing your time better (for example, turn off the alerts on your phone)
Establish healthy boundaries (tell your friend you aren’t going to spend time with her if she makes fun of you)
Ask for support from a friend or a professional. Possibly venting to them and expressing what is bothering you.
Engage in problem-solving
Walk away (leave a situation that is causing you stress)
Create a to-do list
These are just a few and there countless others out there that you can try. We can't control what happens but can we control how we deal with it.
With every breath I hope you find love, peace and joy! Keep finding ease in all that you do.