“When you begin to see that your enemy is suffering, that is the beginning of insight.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh
“Coping refers to cognitive and behavioural strategies that people use to deal with stressful situations or difficult demands, whether they are internal or external.”
-Courtney E. Ackerman
There are over 400 strategies and multiple classifications for coping in the literature (Machado et al., 2020).
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.”
– J.K. Rowling
“You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.” – Bruce LeeThere are many ways to surf the waves of trials and tribulations.
e.g., They can be momentos of a certain strengths you have, awards you one, people you helped, items that commemorate successes, motivations quotes, heroic stories, role models, etc.
e.g., pictures of loved ones/heroes, nice scents, motivating song, uplifting book/magazine, reminders to practice relaxation strategies