Whether we realize it or not, we use coping strategies everyday. Some maybe as subtle as sleeping in to avoid the traffic or procrastinating on a project or term paper due (guilty) hoping it will just do it itself. It is when our unhealthy habits become a problem with our normal daily routine is when we need a change. Our skills, routine, or what we think is working needs to be looked at. Is this beneficial for me, is this getting me where I want to be, am I seeing bad consequences from these decisions? These are just some of the questions we need to ask ourselves if we aren’t where we want to be.
Coping skills, strategies, or techniques have a couple of common threads that can be applied to just about any disorder: anxiety, anger, alcohol abuse, or any other ...Read more