Tag Archives: Coping


Learning & Practicing 

To Be Resilient

In learning to be resilient you can promote health and happiness! The ability to cope and bounce back. The ability to overcome pressure, stress and setbacks. The ability to use it to your advantage and get competitive with yourself to succeed!

In practicing to be resilient you can promote what works best for you to live the life you want to live!

Practicing . . .

  • For instance, seeing the good and the positive in a situation; active optimism.
  • For instance, being in control and making the decisions that work best for you; decisive action.

In practicing active optimism you have the power and the ability to change! Taking that fight or flight response and learning how to move forward instead of retreating. Conquering and learning from mistakes, setbacks and failures. Being open and weighing your options in a situation to learn, grow and gain experiences for the better of your whole being!  

Along with active optimism one needs to take decisive action to rebound and move forward! Be in control and make those decisions, especially the hard, difficult decisions. No one but you should be making hard, difficult decision for you! 

Learning . . .

Most importantly listen to your inner voice, follow your heart and trust your gut! What are your beliefs,values, ethics, and morals? How do you make honorable and honest decisions for yourself? How do you look for truth and integrity in making decisions for yourself? Being true to who you are and following your path in doing what is best for your whole being is a good option!

Along with competing with yourself is finding that determination and persistence to go after what you truly want! Practicing persistence is also knowing when to release, let go and head in another direction. Practicing to be aware and open to all opportunities. Learning when to power up or power down in a given situation to protect yourself and use your energy to your best advantage!

Here is something to think about!

  • Who has your back? You as well as your greatest supporters or not.
  • Who can you depend on? You, your supporters, a select few, or no one in particular.

This helps immensely in being resilient and tapping into your strengths!

There is that need for closing ranks and supporting each other! Just because you ask for support or even help does not mean you are weak. It means you need support and assistance as well as love and care. You need that optimism and positive energy from others to cheer yourself on!

Loving . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Remember to Build Yourself Up as well as Other People! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!

Faced With – Part Deux

A Challenge

Check Out! – Faced With – Part 1

Think Outside of the Oh Crud Box

  • What Can You Control, Leverage, Influence?
  • What Are Your Options/Solutions?
  • Think Inside Yourself & Outside of the Box!

I take myself within in order to think outside of the box! I also like to form a plan of attack when being faced with a challenge. I feel like it gives me back the control in the situation. Just playing trial and error at times!

Life Can Be Messy! (Photo by RSheridan)


Seek Support

  • Phone a Friend
  • Write Down Options or Pros & Cons
  • Just Work Through It & Take the Time YOU Need
  • Think About the Other Times You Have OVERCAME a Obstacle/Challenge
  • Lean on Your Support Network – Just Connect with Others!

Remind Yourself that You have a Purpose –

That You Belong & Make a Difference in Your Life & To Others!

Reward Yourself

Give yourself a break – give your body, mind and spirit a time out to reboot! It may distract yourself so you do not become “Debbie Downer”. You can cry, laugh or have a melt down; have a good laugh! Give yourself a positive boost through laughter.

  • Let Go of Your Emotions
  • Get Relaxation & Rest
  • Eat Well – Nourish Your Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Get Moving – Exercise Your Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Release Tension & Stress
  • Get Calm and Assertive; Not Reactionary

Here’s to Strengthening and Adding to Your Bag of Tricks to Overcome Challenges!!!

Faced With – Part 1

A Challenge

Check Out! – Faced With – Part Deux

Do you find you inner warrior and whip out a can of whoop arse? OR Do you go inside yourself to deal? I sometimes think of stress as a test and a test to your body, mind and spirit, especially your emotions. Every test is different and sometimes you say “What now? Really?”!

I know I say this! Then I assess the situation and decide on a plan of attack as to how to deal and react. Sometimes it just plain sucks and feels like you are having an out of body experience. I know I feel this way at times! Sometimes my mind goes to the extreme and takes me right to the very edge!

Watch Out! (Photo by RSheridan)

Choose To Be a Warrior

“Be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ~ Nora Ephron

How do you strengthen your coping skills muscle?

I know I take certain challenges/situations personal because I feel as if someone is trying to be hurtful towards me. Then other times I want to strike back and be just as hurtful. That is not a great reaction to have and is really uncool! Your reaction will make a difference in how long it takes to recover and move forward.

YOU have the POWER to CHANGE Things for the BETTER!

Is it possible that this just might change your life for the better or open new doors for you?

I realize that at times you have NO CONTROL over what happens in your life! However, how you handle and react to the challenge is UP TO YOU! Think in terms of a “Temporary Setback”! Think POSITIVE not NEGATIVE!

To Be Continued . . .

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