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What are some helpful coping strategies I can use?
Posted by - NA - on 16 January 2009 09:57 AM

There are a number of useful coping strategies but you may find some more useful than others. It is down to personal choice.

To name a few:

  1. Keep a diary of your moods and meds
  2. Have a bath in candlelight and just lie there, chill and clear your mind
  3. Call a friend and have a chat.
  4. Don’t like to chill? Then keep busy, make a start on long neglected tasks.
  5. Revisit a hobby, maybe you used to love to paint or write.
  6. Write a letter or an email to someone.
  7. Go out with friends, have a laugh see what life really has to offer. Maybe stay with one of them or a family member at particularly hard times.
  8. Do something active, go for a walk or run. If it’s late or you don’t want to go out run up and down the stairs or dance around the house.
  9. Play a game or something to cheer yourself up. (Look at the fun pages on the website)
  10. Treat yourself to something and make yourself feel special as you are!

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