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#1 Jes

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:12 PM

Downloadable General Coping Skills Sheet

Fun Stuff


Spend time with pets

People watch

Be around kids

Art, Craft, Paint, Color,

Draw, Sew, Knit, scrapbook

Photography

TV (even children's programs)

Movies

Plan a day trip

Plan an exotic vacation

Gardening

Girls/boys day out, Girls/boysnights in, Movie nights

Go out to dinner/Go out for coffee

Play an instrument

Sing

Eat chocolate

Go online/search for random stuff

Chat online

Play video games/online games

Work a puzzle

Blow bubbles

Play with a stress ball

Play with play dough

Look at the stars

Look at the clouds

Go to the Library

Window shop at the Mall

Tell jokes

Read jokes

Self Care

Manicure/Pedicure

Take a shower

Put on good smelling lotion

Get a hair cut

Sleep

Go Tanning

Soothing

Listen to music

Take a bubble bath

Have a cup of tea/cocoa/coffee

Be in nature

Look at artwork

Light candles

Burn incense

Reaching Out

Call a hotline/online hotline

Talk with others who care

Speak with your significant other

Talk with someone who is a good listener

Talk with someone who knows about your past

Call your therapist or psychiatrist

Pray/meditate/reach out spiritually

Post on Pandy's/use the chat room

Daily Things

Go through with life normally

Follow a schedule

Cook

Baking

Laundry

Vacuum

Chores

Organize things

Rearrange furniture

Go for a drive

Work

Exercise

Yoga

Dancing

Take a walk

Bike ride

Swim

Ice skating

Roller skating

Play sports

Writing/Reading

Blog

Journal

Free write

Poetry (reading or writing)

Post on Pandy's

Collect Quotes

Read books/magazines

Make a survivor site

Others

Cry

Laugh

Sleep/time limited naps

Hold your favorite stuffed animals

Think of happy memories

Using imagery

Fantasizing

Containment

Dial down emotions

Know your emotions

Challenge negative self talk

Going to therapy

Go to support groups


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