Coping Skills
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Positive Coping Skills

Mental

IMAGINATION: Look for the humor.

Anticipate the future.

LIFE PLANNING: Set clear goals. Plan for the future.

ORGANIZING: Take charge. Make order. Don't let things pile up.

PROBLEM-SOLVING: Solve it yourself. Seek

outside help. Tackle problems head on.

RELABELING: Change perspectives. Look for good in a bad situation.

TIME ARRANGEMENT: Focus on top priorities, Work smarter, not harder.

Physical

BIOFEEDBACK: Listen to your body.

Know your physical limitations.

EXERCISE: Pursue physical fitness.

Jog. Swim. Dance. Walk.

NOURISHMENT: Eat for health. Limit use of alcohol.

RELAXATION: Tense and relax each muscle.

Take a warm bath, Breathe deeply.

SELF-CARE: Energize your work and play. Strive for self-improvement.

STRETCHING: Take short stretch breaks throughout your day.
 

Spiritual

COMMITMENT: Take up a worthy cause. Say "yes"

Invest yourself meaningfully.

FAITH: Find purpose and meaning. Trust God.

PRAYER: Confess. Ask forgiveness

Pray for others. Give thanks.

SURRENDER: Let go of Problems.

Learn to live with the situation.

VALUING: Set Priorities. Be consistent.

Spend time and energy wisely.

WORSHIP: Share beliefs with others.

Put faith into action.

I Wonder....

I WONDER IF I COULD FOLLOW ME TODAY
AND SEE WHAT OTHERS SEE
COULD MEET MYSELF ALONG THE WAY
AND TALK AWHILE WITH ME
COULD SENSE MY HABITS AS THEY ARE
MY FAULTS BESIDE MY BEST
I WONDER WOULD MY SCORE BE PAR
WITH TRUE WORTH AS THE TEST.
I WONDER WHEN I MEET ME
I' D CARE TO STAY AROUND
OR WOULD I WALK AWAY AND SNIFF
AT LITTLE LITTLE FAULTS I'D FOUND.
I WONDER IF I'D FIND THAT
I AM WHAT I THINK I AM
OR WOULD I TURN AWAY AND SIGH
THE VICTIM OF A SHAM.

FILL IN THE FOLLOWING.

I AM _____________________________________

I WAS_____________________________________

I WILL BE_________________________________

WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT ME______________

____________________________________________

IF MY RELATIONSHIP WERE TO END WITH? _

____________________________________________

____________________________________________

ITS NOT WHAT YOU OWN, BUT WHAT YOU GIVE
WHAT YOU LEARN, BUT HOW YOU LIVE
NOT HOW YOU TALK, BUT HOW YOU DO
THESE MAKE THE PERSON
KNOWN AS YOU!!
 

                                             
 

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