Taking Care Of Yourself
Taking care of yourself (also known as Self-Care) is wicked important. Directing your attention to yourself can be an incredibly effective way to cope.
Paying Attetion To Yourself (also known as Mindfulness), is a coping skill borrowed from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, used as a base for other coping skills to be built upon. Being mindful of yourself allows you to make wise decisions and helps you remember to use the right coping skills in the right moment. This article teaches you techniques you can use to be more mindful in your day to day life. It's suprisingly more effective than you might think.
Grounding is a common coping strategy often taught to people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It can be useful to keep yourself from ruminating on stressful memories. This article teaches you how to use grounding exercises to remain present in spaces where you are safe.
Emotions are a physical sensation, and physical sensations become emotions. This article goes over how attending to the needs of your body can actually reduce stress and improve your mood. You'd be surprised how often intense feelings of worthlessness can be solved by going for a walk and having a snack.