Let’s talk about “coping”
Do you feel the stress barometer rising, or is it just me?
The kids are going back to school and so are the parents: Homework, PTA meetings, practices, dance lessons, and what seems to be endless driving from one place to another. And the holidays are coming!!
For most of us juggling 5 balls at the time is the norm rather than the exception. Finding ways to cope is the proverbial “life boat”
Here are some suggestions for life’s small and big problems:
• Make connections. Support groups or friends may have a fresh perspective or simply a clearer mind.
• Avoid making mountains out of molehills. “Stuff” happens; just don’t step on it.
• Life is full of changes. Keep in mind that it is the tree that does not bend with the wind that breaks in the storm.
• Make clear and attainable goals and move toward them. Size does not matter small accomplishments do count.
• Make up your mind. Indecision is anxiety’s best friend.
• Never stop learning about yourself. A crisis can make you stronger if you can learn something valuable out of it.
• Maintain a hopeful outlook. Think of what you want not of what you are afraid of. Visualizing success is the first step toward it.
• Take care of yourself. Exercise, eat healthy, feed your spirit and maintain a positive image of yourself.