"Limiting Temptation" Coping Skills
Sometimes, you find yourself slowly becoming more anxious, frustrated, bored, or energetic, and - unless you do something about it - you end up making poor decisions as a result (or losing focus, at the best). "Limiting Temptation" coping skills help you better handle these emotions, so that you don't end up getting to a point where they cause you to do something that you don't want to (OR to NOT do something that you do want to do).
Go through the various tutorials below to find a few good "Limiting Temptation" coping skills that you can easily practice and use when these situations come up.
This is a "classic" "Limiting Temptation" coping skill that helps you keep calm and remain focused when you are getting bored or anxious or frustrated. This one needs some materials (paper and pen/pencil) and for you to be in a situation where doodling will not be a problem for others around you.
Writing a Note
Another "classic" "Limiting Temptation" coping skill that works very well for situations where you are frustrated or anxious and have a lot on your mind that you need to "get off your chest". This one needs some materials (paper and pen/pencil) and for you to be in a situation where doodling will not be a problem for others around you.
This one doesn't take any materials and can help you calm yourself and stay focused when you have too much energy, are anxious, or bored, but need to remain relatively still and focused.
There are a number of good "tricks" in this tutorial for situations similar to when Twiddling Thumbs are helpful - when you need to be mostly still and focused, but have a lot of energy, or are bored or anxious.
Blocking out Sounds
This is a good coping skill for calming yourself when you are feeling frustrated, angry, or anxious. This one takes more practice than others, but is very effective when you get good at it.
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