Welcome to our journal here at Empower and Elevate! We aim to provide additional insight, psychoeducation, and therapeutic tips as additional resources for clients in our community. Hopefully you will find something that sparks your interest!
How do you cope when you are stressed? At times our stress can appear as perfectionism or overworking. Anything can become unhealthy or maladaptive it truly just depends on our intentions when using something to cope.
There is not a one size fits all approach when it comes to finding what works well for us in terms of how to manage and navigate stressful times. Coping skills are one of those things that we must consistently practice if we want them to be effective when we truly need to utilize them. This can look like practicing intentionally daily for even five minutes to incorporate this as a useful skill. I want to encourage you to practice self-compassion when trying to implement a strategy, this can be challenging when we are so used to engaging in old patterns and behaviors. There is a range of strategies and suggestions that you may find helpful in dealing with frequent stressors, anxiety, and depression.
Counseling can be a great place to start to gain insight into what is triggering your anxiety or stressors and further explore coping mechanisms that are effective for you. Reach out today and schedule a free consultation to start your counseling journey.