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Coping Mechanisms to Feel Better?

Asked by katewilliams (43points) 6 days ago
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When you need to cheer yourself up after a long and emotional day.

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rebbel's avatar

Think back of a moment, or event, that made you feel good, or grateful.

Play with a pet (if you have).

Know that however bad you feel now, it’ll always go over (soon).

We are good at thinking ourselves bad (thinking being the keyword here); you can use the thinking also to make you feel good/better/positive.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Escaping into a favorite book that will draw your attention to the events in the book and not the actual events of your life. That’s trying to move you to another world – at least for a short time – to distance yourself from the previous day.

Steep yourself in that for an hour, then come back to make yourself dinner.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Puppy and kitten videos on YouTube.
Happy music.
A massage.
Drawing or painting.
A good walk.
Riding a bicycle.
Writing a gratitude list.
Baking cookies.

Personally, I use meditation. It’s not as hard as the myths make it seem. There are many videos on YouTube to help.

gondwanalon's avatar

Physical exercise to exhaustion does it for me.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I clean up outside. There’s always something that needs doing.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Turn off loud music and listen to SPA music ( instrumentals) and perhaps look at old photographs of times in your life that were funny events.
There are good times and bad but think on the goodtimes more so.
I get creative learning drawing, painting,as famous artists became that creative by burying bad memories…its a positive outlet that can sometime garner the budding painter,musician and so on.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I also exercise or at least walk the dogs.

si3tech's avatar

God Bless!! Pray! It helps me.

Forever_Free's avatar

A walk in nature
A call to talk to my Mother

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