When talking about coping strategies I like to use the analogy of a toolbox. If we only have a hammer then that works great for nails but if you want to put a screw in then that is not going to help. So the same is for life’s stressors. If you only have one tool to manage difficulty then you are bound to come across a situation where that doesn’t work. You are bound to fail.
So we need to help you develop more coping strategies. I encourage you to give this some thought, even spending just 5 minutes writing or reflecting – what are your current coping strategies? And then research some other ways by yourself, or by asking someone like a health professional or a friend, or searching the internet.
Over this and our other courses will give you a range of possibilities but in truth, they are different for everyone.