Remember Past Coping
The key to getting through whatever you’re going through now may be revisiting a long-lost coping strategy: “I used to keep a journal.” “I used to jog.” “I used to take baths.” “I used to eat better.” Whatever it was that worked, you probably weren’t doing it just because someone told you to (except maybe at first). You did it because it worked. Scan your past for answers about how best to cope today.
Posted by Will Baum, LCSW