When we aren’t feeling our best, it can be hard to know what coping mechanism to reach for. Having a plan in advance is like preparing for a hurricane. You can stock your mental health toolkit with a list of healthy coping mechanisms, to reduce the chance that you will default to an unhealthy one. In episode 103, Steph and Beth share what’s in their healthy toolkit and why. As part of the Questions for Reflection at the end of the episode, they invite you to build your own toolkit so you’ll have it handy when you need it most.
Full transcript and show notes here: https://bit.ly/dospod103
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Questions for Reflection
In each episode, we offer you a few prompts to think about how that day’s conversation applies to you. Our supporters over at Buy Me a Coffee now have exclusive access to the PDF versions of all our Questions for Reflection. Join us today!
- What are some things that you prepare for in your life?
- Do you want think you need to make your mental health a bigger priority? Why or why not?
- What are some of your unhealthy coping mechanisms?
- Take time now to create or add to your mental health tool kit.