The Problem with Coping Skills
Coping skills or ‘band-aid’ quick-relief methods do have their place as they are effective in the ‘now’, something that most people seem to want.
What makes us feel instantly better now, more often than not is addictive and eventually makes us feel far worse in the future. Much like the car emergency brake, coping skills should be used sparingly.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Grumpiness can be defined as a bad mood that tends to last from several hours to a few days.
What we can not really explain is why we are grumpy: there is usually no reason which we can blame this mood for.
Grumpiness can be caused by many factors, among which:
Meta-grumpiness can be explained as the fact of being grumpy because you are grumpy.
Once you have noticed that you are feeling grumpy, this makes you feel even more grumpy, as you tend to become critical of yourself being grumpy.
It means having the skills to control your behavior, emotions and thoughts in the pursuit of long-term goals.
Emotional regulation skills enable us to live a healthy and well-balanced life, physically, mentally and spiritually.
You have to recognize that you have the choice in how you react to situations.
This will empower you to work with the challenges that you face in your life: you'll have clarity, focus and a purpose.
... to control your emotions: