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Yes, You Already Know How to Cope

July 17, 2013

When an unexpected stress or life experience throws you off, it can be hard to regain your balance. Life has a funny way of getting in the way of living sometimes. In the moment, you might question your ability to cope with the stress. You might wonder how it is that you just simply can’t deal.

But you can deal. And you do it all the time. The trick is to remember what works by being mindful of your tried and true coping mechanisms.

It might help to make a list of your positivity boosting activities. Ask yourself, “what makes me feel good?” Then, write them down. Put them in your wallet. Post them to your bulletin board. Refer back to this list whenever you start to feel stressed.

What do you do to make yourself feel better? Ride a bike? Watch a movie? Take a walk? Play a game? Let us know!

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