Copinging And Social Problems: Coping With Everyday Problems

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Coping with Everyday Problems

Take charge: no one can live your life for you. You have to learn how to accept the responsibility for yourself, because with that comes control. Others can and will help, but you must learn to look inside yourself for direction.

Objectivity: sometimes it helps to look at yourself as an outsider would. You can begin to see the things which you can change and the things that you have to learn to accept.

Recognize your own resources: assessing your strengths and weaknesses can help you to see what you have at your disposal to help you cope.

You do not have to cope alone: we all feel pressure at different times and to different degrees. Talking with family and friends and listening to them can help you to get through difficult times. An exchange of ideas can be beneficial for everyone involved.

A positive approach: although a solution is not always obvious, with some effort you will be able to find an appropriate alternative.

Be realistic: by setting attainable goals and not expecting the impossible from yourself, you can avoid the pitfalls of disappointment. You must also learn that there will be situations over which you can exert only indirect control.

You cannot achieve absolute control: by trying to control everything in your life you will only be wasting valuable energy and effort. You should try to control those situations that you can, and try to distance yourself from those which you cannot control. By putting
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