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How to Find the Best Coping Strategies for You

Coping strategies are super important, but the best ones can be a little elusive. Maybe you’ve thought of a fantastic technique to use, but you can rarely find the energy to act on it when you’re distressed. Maybe you always turn towards an instant fix, but you know it actually hurts you in the long run.

If you’ve been stumped by either of these things, this episode is for you.

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The Importance of Coping Strategies

Coping is how we get through hard times. Without these strategies, we might not be able to handle an anxiety attack, stressful project at work, or accomplish our own dreams and goals. Coping strategies are the foundation that holds our mental health together when the world around us gets a little chaotic. They’re the most basic thing you need to master so you can live the life you’re dreaming of.

In this episode, I talk about three of my best coping mechanisms too. One helps when I’m feeling scared and vulnerable, I use another when I need to boost my mood, and the last helps clear my head.

These three might be super helpful to you, but even if they’re not, this episode is still bound to help you out. I also talk about how to design your own coping techniques—catered towards your own individual needs.

There are a couple questions I’ll prompt you with so you can see if your strategy is easy to act on and ultimately beneficial. Once you’ve finished this episode, you’ll know exactly how to cope with any hard time you face.

After you’ve given this a watch, I’d love for you to leave a comment.

What are your own best coping strategies and what do they help you with?

Feel free to list as many as you like—the more the merrier! What you write down may inspire someone else to try a technique they’ve never heard of. You can be a part of their support system, just by leaving your thoughts below on this post.

And, if you know someone who could use a new and great coping strategy, be sure to send them the link to this blog.

It’s been a pleasure to bring this episode of Arien Inspires to you today. Best wishes with all your coping endeavors!

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  1. Heather LeGuilloux

    I really like the fact that you encourage coping strategies that work for a particular person since each person can find something different than can help them in their own unique way. Shared with my networks! 🙂

    • Arien Smith

      Thanks so much for the comment and the shares! I’m a total believer that in the “many sizes fit many people” idea (rather than one size fits all). 🙂

  2. Caitlin Wren

    One thing I do that’s a little silly but super helpful is throwing ice. I’ll go outside and just chuck ice cubes at the ground. They break and it’s very satisfying. Helps with stress, anger, anxiety.

    • Arien Smith

      Love it! That does sound super satisfying. And grounding too–with the sounds and visuals and the cold ice.


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April 26, 2017