We can only cope with so much. Imagine you have a stress container, the more stresses you have, the more it fills up and eventually it’ll over spill. Helpful coping strategies will help reduce these stresses and make life and work more manageable.
Here’s some tips from Mental Health First Aid:
Try using this list each week to check in with your mental health
Where’s my mental health today?
How do I feel today?
How’s my thinking today?
How are my thoughts making me feel?
Am I having unhelpful thoughts?
Looking after my wellbeing
Am I drinking enough water and eating a balanced diet?
How did I sleep last night?
Did I feel rested when I woke up?
Is there anything I can improve?
My Stress Container
How full is my container?
Am I using helpful coping strategies?
Are they working?