Based on the self-assessments, my primary coping skill is avoidance coping. In avoidance coping, you delay action when facing a problem. I also learned that you are more likely to fail to act on a plan and are more likely to give your own goals. I actually can’t entirely agree with this. I delay action when facing a problem at first, but only so I can think out what I will do and not reason. However, I make sure I finish a plan to achieve my goals no matter how challenging the obstacles are.
Being conscious about one’s coping strategies could help with solutions before they get worse. Mature coping skills help with difficult and stressful challenges. This relates to emotional regulation because you have to be able to control your own emotions to make a situation better. Being in control of your feelings helps reduce anger and anxiety and enables you to focus on reasons to stay calm.
Self-care: Coping behaviors apply to self-care because coping skills help manage overwhelming or overstressing situations. If you realize your healthy coping skills, you can use them as a part of a self-care routine to help your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
Social justice: Coping behaviors for social justice could include actions of people like protesting against things they disagree about and raising awareness, like the Relay For Life.
Ethics: Considering different perspectives or asking for advice when faced with an ethical issue could be signs of coping behaviors in that person.
Remember to respond to two peers while being respectful of and sensitive to their viewpoints. Consider advancing the discussion in the following ways:
- Post an article, video, or visual to reinforce a peer’s idea or challenge them to see their point from a different perspective.
- Engage in conversation with your peers around coping skills that are similar to or different from your own. Consider asking a question to reach a better understanding.