How we cope with pain and suffering has a significant impact on us. Choose healthy coping strategies.
- What are your typical cognitive coping strategies?
- What are your typical emotional coping strategies?
- With whom do you share your thoughts and feelings to help you cope?
- Identify your healthy spiritual coping mechanisms.
Now that you have identified your typical coping strategies, identify which are healthy and which are unhealthy. Commit to developing and implementing healthy coping mechanisms. Use a trusted relationship as a form of accountability for this transition from unhealthy to healthy coping.