Here are five coping strategies that you can use in your daily life.
1. Emotional expression (socially acceptable): Talking about your feelings, asking for help, getting angry sometimes to release stress or tiredness. These are good coping skills because they enable you to cope better with your emotions and problems without negatively affecting others.
2. Planning: Organizing schedules, setting goals, scheduling events (social, school activities), and setting time to do your work (or study for exams). These are good coping skills because it allows you to be more organized and efficient.
3. Escape: Video games, TV shows, movies, music, or books that make you temporarily forget about your problems. This is considered the least effective coping skill because it doesn't necessarily solve your problems.
4. Positive self-talk: Sometimes, you need to tell yourself that everything will be alright or that it isn't as bad as you think. Doing this can motivate or cheer you up to feel better about your problems and cope with them more effectively.
5. Alternative activities (doing something different): For example, drawing or writing to express your feelings about the problem. These are good coping skills because it allows you to explore other creative ways of expressing yourself and your emotions.