Updated: May 23, 2021
What is coping skill? These are methods a person uses to deal with stressful situations. Coping skills can be both positive and negative. The difference lies in the ability to handle a situation to get the desired results.
What is a positive coping skill?
Strategies and methodologies that enable someone to handle a situation positively, without harming themselves or anyone else.
What is a negative coping skill? Strategies and methodologies that enable someone to handle a situation with the possibility of harming themselves or someone else or making the situation worse than it is.
Why is it important to understand and learn about positive coping skills?
·We feel better when we are calm.
·We can think more clearly when we are calm.
·We make better decisions when we are calm.
·We might not get in trouble as much when we are calm.
Exercise- deep breathing, blowing a candle
Journaling what disturbed you, helps free you from the negative vibes and thoughts, empowering you with the ability to build on positive coping skills for future.
Make sure to write about how you could have handled the situation better.
Talk about what disturbed you with someone, or as a video journal.
Make sure to talk about how you could have handled the situation better.
Positive Self Talk “I need to calm down and not do anything I will regret.”
Choosing to do something else
Randomization at this point is a blessing in disguise. Do whatever makes you happy or is able to distract you in that moment in time.
Talking to a friend on the phone or in person.
Counting backwards or singing the alphabet song.
Singing your favorite song
Talking about a movie you love
Jumping jacks, walking, swimming, running.
These are great way to deal with chronic work stress and helps to establish a calm routine with the release of good hormones.
Physical exercise like yoga, meditation.