Essential Coping Skills
Having a moment? Need a coping skill, but can’t figure out what to do? Use anything from this list of 15 basic coping skills to bring the volume down on your thoughts and feelings.
Take 10 deep breaths
Get outside to get fresh air
Call a loved one
Listen to music
Take a shower
Write in a journal
Engage in something creative
Change your environment
Cuddle an animal or person you love
Clean or organize your space
Exercise or stretch your body
Do an activity that brings you joy
Ride the wave of your emotion
Bookmark this Mental Health Moment to use the next time you need to cope!
Bethany Kriegel, LMHC, earned her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Boston College. She has experience working with adults in residential treatment settings, helping those struggling with eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, among other issues.
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