"Mindfulness and Balance" Coping Skills
While all other types of coping skills revolve around responding to full and overflowing cups, “Mindfulness and Balance” coping skills are meant to be done consistently whether or not cups are full - as a means to increase our resilience in the face of previously-cup-filling events.
Go through the various tutorials below to find a few good "Mindfulness and Balance" coping skills that you can make a part of your regular schedule to help you stay balanced and less reactive to stressful situations in the future.
"Being Present" means focusing only on right now, instead of worrying about all the things that could happen, or have happened already. Practicing this regularly has been proven to help people stay calm and happier in their lives (usually, "being present" is achieved through some sort of meditation).
Rest and Relaxation
This might not seem like a "coping skill" - but it really is. Carefully planning out how and when you rest and relax is really important in helping you stay stable and happy.
Physical Activity and Fitness
Physical activity has been linked to better sleep, improved mood, less stress, and many other positive benefits that help you stay balanced in your life.
Healthy Eating and Nutrition
Along with physical fitness and activity - what you put into your body plays a huge role in how you feel on a day-to-day basis. This presentation will help you learn a few simple ways to take care of your body (and your mind).
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