Coping Strategies

Coping Strategies - Gemma Bromley

Gemma Bromley

Mummy. Entrepreneur. Brain Injury survivor/craniotomy. Author. Grateful, positive and spiritual!

10th September 2020

Life is tough. More than usual at the moment. It’s important that we give ourselves time out to be grateful for what we have, especially our health. These simple coping strategies have helped me to appreciate the small things in such a scary time. The first one I came up with for me and my son, he certainly enjoyed it.

1. The Smartie game

Enjoy a pack of Smarties by doing the following… 
– For every blue one say one thing that makes you happy.    
– For every yellow one say one thing that makes you excited.    
– For every orange one say one thing that you are good at.    
– For every red one say one thing you are thankful for.

2. TouchPoint

Create a touchpoint. This should be something that you touch frequently, for example, your watch, hairbrush or shoe. Each time you touch that object stop what you are doing and notice your surroundings. The idea is to use the object to force ourselves to pause and live in that particular moment. Even if it is only for a few minutes. Choose your object and do it for the day and notice the calm it can bring.

3. Get in touch

Get in touch with someone who has made a positive impact on your life and thank them. No better time than right now! This message of appreciation can be sent via email, text, letter or phone call, or with a safe distance of 2 metres! Do it to anyone you think deserves a bit of gratitude. It doesn’t have to be a long emotional message, just a simple thank you. You’ll be surprised how much this will make someone smile. Feeling gratitude and not sharing it is like wrapping a present up and giving it. Such a waste.

If you do try any of these coping strategies please drop me a line to let me know how you get on. You can reach me on my contact page or on my socials (links below). Feel free to share your pics on Instagram. I’ll be doing the same.

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