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EP43: Unpacking the Coping Mechanisms We Lean on When Stressed

Updated: Jun 5, 2023


Negative stress happens. And yes, it can get the better of us.


But as we move through life at the pace society seems to think it normal, we often begin to collect coping mechanisms to deal with the stress versus taking time to find a solution to the stress - to truly find radical acceptance in some cases.


Coping usually involves adjusting to or tolerating negative events or realities while you try to keep your positive self-image and emotional equilibrium. Coping occurs in the context of life changes that are perceived to be stressful. Psychological stress is usually associated with negative life changes, such as losing a job or loved one. However, all changes require some sort of adaptation. Even positive changes — such as getting married or having a child — can be stressful.


Here's where coping can become extremely unproductive (and harmful) - the negative coping mechanisms.


Did you know that has humans, we are all predisposed to relying on negative coping skills?

So don't beat yourself up. In this episode, I am going to unpack negative coping mechanisms and offer solutions to solving your stress, working towards radical acceptance, in some cases, and thinking about how to create a lifestyle that offers resilience against stress.



 

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