CORE PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE COPING

You can only control your thoughts and your actions. Don’t overreach.

Dependency is the enemy of self-empowerment.

Live in the present, not the past.

Be optimistic, but always realistic.

Do not be defined by your fears.

Learn to recognize, accept, and attack stress.

Emotions are not your enemy, so guide them, don’t manage them.

Positive actions are more powerful than positive thoughts.

Learn from both your wins and your losses.

Offer help to and accept the assistance of trustworthy others.

Your body is designed for movement, so keep it fit and trim.

 

We see these principles throughout the postings on this blog. We will also see them in an upcoming post giving our take on post-election coping. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “”

  1. This post was dynamic; especially, the statement about not being defined by one’s fear. In my generation, there are a lot of people who are allowing their fears to take control of life. This is forbitting them from living life to the fullest. However, some people do not see that they are allowing this to occur. Hopefully, this post can allow people to finally see the road their life is on and learn how to direct themselves down a brighter path.

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  2. It is so important to realize that you can only control your thoughts and your actions and nobody else’s. Realizing that you can’t control peoples’ thoughts about you is going to make your life so much easier. You don’t have to try to please every one and go out of your way to impress them and try to control their thoughts on you. It’s also extremely important to be optimistic, but to also remain realistic. If you set too high of a goal or be too optimistic, you’ll end up getting hurt in the end and set yourself up for disaster. You need to set realistic goals and standards for yourself, that way you’ll feel that much better when you complete those goals.

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