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    #selfcare #MentalHealth

    A-Z of Coping Skills

    A: Ask For Help

    B: Breathe Deeply and Slowly

    C: Count forwards or backward slowly

    D: Drink Cold Water

    E: Exercise

    F: Find a safe and calm place

    G: Go to your happy place

    H: Hug Someone (friend, Family, Toy or Pet)

    I: Ignore the annoyers

    J: Jokes To Help You Laugh

    K: Kind hands, keep them to yourself

    L: Listen to Calming Music

    M: Meditate or Practice Yoga

    N: Name Your Emotion

    O: Observe and Use Mindfulness

    P: Paint your Feelings

    Q: Question Your Thoughts

    R: Run as fast as you can

    S: Separate yourself from the situation

    T: Talk it Out

    U: Use your imagination and Visualize

    V: Voice Your Concerns

    W: Write your feelings down

    X: Exhale Your Feelings

    Y: Yoga

    Z: Zone Out and Relax


    G is for
    Grow a Garden
    Going out with friends
    chew Gum


    How do you cope ahead with hard situations?

    In therapy I am learning coping skills but I wanted to ask the community if you know of any additional ones.

    #PTSD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BipolarDisorder #copingskills #Abuse #AbuseSurvivors #helpme


    F -
    watch a Funny movie
    or read something Funny.
    Find something positive.
    #selfcare #copingskills

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    E is for
    Try a new activity today or keep mastering one you enjoy. I'm going to try to get a swim in before it's to cold


    Coping while my husband cares for his mom

    My husband is currently staying with his 92 tsar old mother after she had two falls in as many days. She broke her leg at the ankle. She’s in a boot and requires 24 hour care. This happened about 10 days ago. I completely understand and support him being there.

    I living with BP1 and panic disorder, etc. Compliant with all meds. What I’m trying to cope with feels like additional depression. I miss him and can only visit mom and him occasionally. I work and have to manage our pets and our home.

    I want to be stronger and not have my husband worrying about me as well as mom. I don’t have much of a poker face, though.

    Any positive suggestions will be quite welcomed

    #copingskills #SituationalDepression #stayingstrong

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    What are your hobbies? 🌻

    As you can probably guess from my photo I love reading. My favorite author is Agatha Christie. I don't tend to buy many books now as I haven't much space and am in a low income household. But I do enjoy my library.

    I'm not sure if you could call it a hobby but I spend most my time with my dog, Slurpee. She's a big reason I can still get out of bed in the morning.

    I also enjoy colouring while listening to nature sounds or Lofi music. I'm super into Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley. I often do guided meditations and story/ visualisations by The Honest Guys on YouTube. I have just started gardening and really enjoying that, being in nature is so therapeutic!

    So what do you love to do? 🙂
    Is there something new you want to try?

    #BipolarDepression #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #CPTSD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Hope #Healing #hobbies #Fun #Schizophrenia #Dissociation #PersonalityDisorders #Agoraphobia #PremenstrualDysmorphicDisorder #copingskills


    Coping Through Father’s Day

    My sis and I had tears at the end of the mass after the priest prayed for the dads and said the St Michael prayer. I wasn’t able to finish the prayer because I had tears and so did my sis. So, to cope, my sis looked at me and touched her imaginary mustache lol
    #Grief #copingskills #Anxiety #CPTSD #abandonment


    Coping with Language

    I am a language lover. I am currently bilingual (English and Spanish) am a currently learning Latin. Learning a new language keeps me distracted and helps me to cope with strong emotions. Not to mention it's a great way to keep learning. Learning a language doesn't have to be boring. If you're interested in learning a language, I know tons of resources. It's awesome to have coping mechanisms in your self-care tool box as I call it. Fill it with things that you enjoy. What are you currently learning? How do you cope with strong emotions? Happy Learning! Felix Doctrina! Feliz aprendizaje! #Language #copingskills