View Full Version : A-Z Coping Skills Game
12-22-2007, 06:14 PM
I'm not sure if this is the correct board for this thread, but I thought it would be fun to play a Coping Skills game. I'll start with A, and list a coping skill. The next person does B, then C, and so on...
A= Art projects
12-22-2007, 08:08 PM
This is great!!
B = Bubble bath (oooh double!)
12-22-2007, 08:19 PM
c=COLORING!!!! (And as a bonus, it helps nurture your inner child :winky)
12-22-2007, 08:21 PM
D=Doodling or Drawing
12-22-2007, 10:45 PM
E = extra special lotion (mc squared)
12-22-2007, 11:04 PM
F = fighting pillows haha
12-22-2007, 11:04 PM
F = flower arrangement :flower
12-22-2007, 11:05 PM
Oops, I was a second too late! :muhaha
12-22-2007, 11:07 PM
G = green tea
12-22-2007, 11:17 PM
:gimmehug H=hugs :gimmehug
12-22-2007, 11:37 PM
I = Incense, burn incense or scented candles
12-22-2007, 11:42 PM
12-22-2007, 11:44 PM
K = knowledge, about yourself, your options, get edumacated
12-22-2007, 11:51 PM
L = Listen to music
12-23-2007, 12:07 AM
M = movement
12-23-2007, 12:10 AM
12-23-2007, 02:12 AM
I feel sorry for the poor suckers who get Q, X, Y or Z :muhaha:muhaha
OK, lessee now:
O= Opera, attending one (or just listening to). All that passion!!
12-23-2007, 02:56 AM
P = Praying or meditating
12-23-2007, 03:40 PM
Q= Quilting (I don't know how to quilt, but I would like to learn...) :shy
12-23-2007, 04:03 PM
R = Reading (preferably Star Trek books or fanfiction!)
12-23-2007, 04:46 PM
S = spending time with friends, studying, seeing a movie
12-23-2007, 04:48 PM
T = tv, any "F.R.I.E.N.D.S." reruns are the best coping mechanism for me!
12-23-2007, 04:51 PM
This is such a cool post! Thanks for suggesting it JennaLynne :happy
T= Taking Time for yourself :lubdub, Talking w/Therapist, Thought challenging (ie the distorted :wacky ED ones!)
12-23-2007, 04:52 PM
whoops, I replied a second too late w/my T responses
U= Unselfish (ie volunteering and helping others), Using your creativity
12-23-2007, 07:02 PM
This is an awesome post!
V- volunteering, venturing in to something new
12-23-2007, 07:08 PM
Going for a Walk.
12-23-2007, 07:56 PM
X = Xmas carols and decorating xmas tree :present:xmas:merry
12-23-2007, 08:33 PM
These responses are great! Thanks everyone!
12-23-2007, 08:48 PM
Z = Zest, finding your zest for life and what you're passionate about.
Or another one could be Z = Zero tolerance for self-critical thoughts.
I'm not sure which I like better :shy
Thanks for starting this :hugon JennaLynne :hugoff, it was fun :happy
12-23-2007, 11:33 PM
& I'm going to start over lol
A ~ animals!
I think all animals, but esp. dogs can be therapeutic!
12-24-2007, 12:18 AM
12-24-2007, 12:19 AM
C = crocheting :igotit
12-24-2007, 12:26 AM
D = dancing around, even if you don't know how (just close the door like I do) =]
12-24-2007, 01:25 AM
exciting plans in the evening (instead of staying home by yourself)
12-24-2007, 01:49 AM
F = fresh air (refer up to B)
12-24-2007, 04:19 AM
GO-KARTING!!!...was the first thing that came to mind :supergrin lol
12-24-2007, 04:33 AM
Helping someone else out with something, takes my mind of my own issues.
12-24-2007, 09:04 AM
Instant message a friend
12-24-2007, 09:13 AM
12-24-2007, 01:03 PM
Petting my Kitties :kitkat
12-24-2007, 01:14 PM
L= Laugh =]
12-24-2007, 01:18 PM
Make a scrap book of your favorite photos
12-24-2007, 03:39 PM
write yourself a love Note
12-24-2007, 04:39 PM
Open up to someone you trust.
12-24-2007, 05:30 PM
P= Positive Affirmations
Thanks for contributing everyone! This is great! :happy
12-24-2007, 07:29 PM
Q = Quotations that inspire you
12-24-2007, 07:39 PM
R- Rest and Relaxation
12-24-2007, 08:21 PM
S = Singing in the shower
Does anyone else find they have to keep singing the alphabet song to know which letter is next?!
12-25-2007, 01:38 AM
T = telephone a friend
12-25-2007, 09:51 AM
L = learning a new skill. I am learning to juggle clubs!
err since when does L come after T LOL.
U=understand you may falter and forgive yourself
12-25-2007, 08:12 PM
V= Video games
Hear me now
12-25-2007, 08:20 PM
W= watching your favorite tv show
12-26-2007, 12:07 AM
X-amine your good behaviors.
12-26-2007, 04:20 AM
Y- Yell! Good for getting rid of frustration =]
12-26-2007, 06:47 AM
Z = Zen meditation
12-26-2007, 08:16 PM
12-26-2007, 11:49 PM
B = bust out laughing
12-27-2007, 02:35 AM
C= Caring for other people :gimmehug (eg. Volunteering, taking your sibling out, giving gifts, hugging/kissing etc.)
12-27-2007, 05:14 AM
D= dog walking (your own dog or volunteer for a charity/dog home/neighbour etc.)
12-27-2007, 06:27 AM
E - Expect to have down days occasionally but move on and don't dwell on them.
12-27-2007, 06:30 AM
F equals forgiveness (best forgive me first for having two go's, one after the other)
Forgive yourself most importantly, be kind.:gimmehug
12-27-2007, 08:35 AM
games.... play somehing childish to release the tension.
12-27-2007, 09:11 AM
Humour - we all need to laugh at life and ourselves.
When I want to see good humour I watch comedian Eddie Izzard.
12-27-2007, 02:44 PM
:zoinks ducksquack, I love me some Eddie Izzard, he's a staple in my humor regimen.
I = intelligence, learn something new
I = Izzard as well, I love to watch Eddie when I've had a trying day and I just want to laugh
12-27-2007, 03:30 PM
J= Jewlery Making
12-28-2007, 09:42 PM
Another fun game
L = loving myself
Laughing at something
12-28-2007, 09:46 PM
Sorry I miss K
K = kite flying (I couldn't think of anything else beginning with K)
12-28-2007, 09:56 PM
L= laughing sometimes you got to fake it until it sounds so rediculous you break out into a laughing fit.
L= little steps...keep taking them, eventually you will get to where you are going:)
12-28-2007, 09:57 PM
M=mint ice cream. Even the tiniest bite is worthi it:)
12-28-2007, 11:28 PM
N = Needlework. Sewing and embroidery are two of my most soothing pastimes.
12-28-2007, 11:31 PM
O = Outside (to get some fresh air)
12-29-2007, 04:05 PM
04-30-2008, 09:46 PM
thought I'd bump this up - fun idea!!
Q Quizzes (fun personality ones)
05-01-2008, 03:26 AM
-Run about like a kid, jump on the bed, roll on the floor, dance, LET IT OUT! =D and smile
-Recline; in a bath, in bed, on the sofa, with a book, a pet, some candles, some incesne... and close your eyes.
two very different options, both very relieving.... :)
05-01-2008, 03:32 AM
S...... is for Singing in the Shower.... as loud as you can and get all that frustration out!
05-01-2008, 06:23 AM
T = talking
05-01-2008, 12:35 PM
U - Unleash your creativity - write a short story
05-01-2008, 01:33 PM
Sit out on the [V]eranda w/ ipod & journal
05-01-2008, 06:47 PM
:hugon graciegurl :hugoff Thanks for getting this thread going again!
05-01-2008, 06:52 PM
x-plaining why you feel the way you do ;-)
05-01-2008, 07:14 PM
Young kids who love you for who you are and just make you laugh!
05-01-2008, 09:08 PM
Take a trip to the Zoo.
05-02-2008, 12:35 PM
A - Ask for help
05-02-2008, 07:03 PM
B= Being with people who you enjoy spending time with
05-03-2008, 12:26 AM
(Scented) Candles :flower
05-03-2008, 03:36 AM
Draw on yourself (for SI urges, but I guess drawing pretty patterns on yourself could help with ED urges too!)
05-03-2008, 02:45 PM
E= Exercise (with your treatment team's permission, in a moderate, healthy amount)
05-03-2008, 09:10 PM
F - Fake a smile until it becomes real :winky
05-03-2008, 10:17 PM
(Kind) Gestures to people you love...or even to strangers...like opening doors or letting someone go before you at cash register because that person only has one or two items to pay. It's so rewarding to give and hopefully receive the words Thank You. :happy
05-04-2008, 06:59 AM
H - ask for a hug
05-04-2008, 09:39 AM
Wah? Umm... I am sorry, it seems I totally inappropriately interjected my idea. :lookin Either you guys are fast, or I'm stoopid. I thought it was M but it is not..:kaosnope
Invite a pal out for a laugh, or Imagine how your life will be and how free you'll feel without your eating disorder.
05-04-2008, 11:00 AM
05-04-2008, 08:56 PM
It seems we skipped J and K, so I'll do those
J - jump on the trampoline
K - knowledge, from a bookstore!
05-04-2008, 11:32 PM
M - Watch a old Disney Movie
05-04-2008, 11:53 PM
05-05-2008, 04:12 PM
Open up to someone about what's on your mind
05-05-2008, 04:21 PM
Listening to music
05-05-2008, 05:25 PM
I think it's supossed to be up to "P"
Painting Pottery :painter
05-05-2008, 09:57 PM
Queen being treated like one :gimmehug
05-05-2008, 10:06 PM
05-06-2008, 01:35 PM
[S]it in a [S]auna or hot tub
05-06-2008, 07:02 PM
05-08-2008, 07:39 PM
05-08-2008, 11:07 PM
V - Voice your feelings and opinions
05-09-2008, 01:41 AM
Make a Wish :wand
05-09-2008, 10:50 AM
X-tra hugs! :gimmehug
05-09-2008, 05:29 PM
Taking a day for Yourself :lubdub
05-09-2008, 05:34 PM
Z- zipping along in recovery
05-10-2008, 09:19 PM
05-10-2008, 09:46 PM
B = blowing bubbles :sfishy
05-10-2008, 09:46 PM
Burn calming incense, or scented candles, or aromatherapy oils.
05-10-2008, 09:57 PM
let yourself Cry, 'cause it's okay.
05-11-2008, 01:50 PM
D = drawing or doodling :turtle
05-11-2008, 04:33 PM
Expressing your feelings to someone close
05-11-2008, 07:27 PM
F- Fun with Friends and Family
05-12-2008, 01:24 PM
G = Giggling :muhaha
05-12-2008, 07:24 PM
H- Holding Hands with someone you :love.
05-13-2008, 08:28 PM
I = Imagining life without ED. :edbgone
05-13-2008, 10:32 PM
J= Join a group or club.
05-13-2008, 11:05 PM
K - Being Kind to yourself...:happy
05-14-2008, 01:48 AM
Listen to Loud music. Rock 'n' roll, baby. :yay
05-14-2008, 02:35 AM
LOVE, loving oneself and others
05-14-2008, 02:45 AM
Meditate on something positive.
05-14-2008, 08:47 PM
05-14-2008, 11:55 PM
05-15-2008, 12:13 AM
Play the Piano :notes
05-15-2008, 01:25 AM
find a quiet place to relax and regroup your thoughts
05-15-2008, 02:03 PM
R = Read a good book :kitkat
05-15-2008, 05:55 PM
05-18-2008, 04:25 PM
take yourself out to a movie.
05-18-2008, 08:00 PM
Utilize your skills :happy
05-20-2008, 08:44 PM
05-20-2008, 09:08 PM
Wrap yourself in a cozy blanket :cutie
06-04-2008, 02:07 PM
L = Love. :lubdub
Think of all those who love you and all those you love. :)
06-05-2008, 07:55 PM
L - love - loving those that cannot love enough for themselves....
06-05-2008, 08:17 PM
Take the time to eXamine nature
:turtle :monkey :peep :butterfly :teddy :bunny :bug :penguin :parrot :rat :dolphin :dog :kitkat
06-08-2008, 01:49 AM
play with a yo-yo. try and learn a new trick. hey that is a great time killer for me.
06-08-2008, 11:51 AM
Hug a fuZZy animal. (live or stuffed :cutie) :gimmehug
06-12-2008, 01:58 PM
Allow yourself to cry. :cry
06-14-2008, 08:07 PM
B- Blasting the radio :notes
06-14-2008, 10:26 PM
06-15-2008, 11:03 PM
06-16-2008, 07:19 PM
E- Embrace a loved one! :gimmehug
06-16-2008, 07:20 PM
F- Free from ED
06-17-2008, 12:47 AM
GIGGLE OUT LOUD! :muhaha Just because ya can!:cool
07-01-2008, 07:30 AM
H - help someone out with something...
Get your hair done at a salon...
And as a longer term goal...Go on holiday...:cool
I love this thread...know it's only but only just found it...thank you for suggesting it
07-02-2008, 02:11 PM
Instant Message a friend
07-02-2008, 02:47 PM
Joke around with friends
07-02-2008, 03:43 PM
K - Keep in contact with friends and family
07-10-2008, 08:59 PM
L- Live for things other than the ED....start really living life.
07-10-2008, 09:33 PM
M- Make a wish on a :stars
07-11-2008, 10:51 PM
N - New notebook to journal in
07-12-2008, 07:44 PM
Organizing myself :D
07-13-2008, 05:51 AM
Learning a new skill/sport/healthy recipe/way of looking at things/craft, etc...
Wow, I think I missed a few. Sorry - I think we're on Q.
How about, being the Queen of your own domain and setting up your room/apartment/house to suit your own decorative tastes.
07-13-2008, 09:49 AM
R - RELAX - take deep breaths and say to yourself, i can get through this.
R - Read - about travelling or hobbies or gossip
R- Redo your room , even if its just rearranging your closet or drawer, this is amazing.
Hmmmmm....ok, now i should try out the things i suggested.
07-13-2008, 11:21 AM
S - singing in the shower
07-13-2008, 11:28 AM
T - Think positive :yay
07-13-2008, 01:07 PM
I have to close this because it's gotten so long. Feel free to start a new thread (beginning at U or A :happy).
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