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!