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JennaLynne
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

midnightdreary
12-22-2007, 08:08 PM
This is great!!

B = Bubble bath (oooh double!)

danceintothelight
12-22-2007, 08:19 PM
c=COLORING!!!! (And as a bonus, it helps nurture your inner child :winky)

JennaLynne
12-22-2007, 08:21 PM
:bounce:bounce

D=Doodling or Drawing

Whitney Bug
12-22-2007, 10:45 PM
E = extra special lotion (mc squared)

TheMuffinWoman
12-22-2007, 11:04 PM
F = fighting pillows haha

Freeway
12-22-2007, 11:04 PM
F = flower arrangement :flower

Freeway
12-22-2007, 11:05 PM
Oops, I was a second too late! :muhaha

Whitney Bug
12-22-2007, 11:07 PM
G = green tea

JennaLynne
12-22-2007, 11:17 PM
:gimmehug H=hugs :gimmehug

IntoTheOcean
12-22-2007, 11:37 PM
I = Incense, burn incense or scented candles

enlalucha
12-22-2007, 11:42 PM
J= jogging

Whitney Bug
12-22-2007, 11:44 PM
K = knowledge, about yourself, your options, get edumacated

IntoTheOcean
12-22-2007, 11:51 PM
L = Listen to music

Whitney Bug
12-23-2007, 12:07 AM
M = movement

JennaLynne
12-23-2007, 12:10 AM
N=Nail Painting

GaeaFishy
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!!

IntoTheOcean
12-23-2007, 02:56 AM
P = Praying or meditating

JennaLynne
12-23-2007, 03:40 PM
Q= Quilting (I don't know how to quilt, but I would like to learn...) :shy

jadedixon
12-23-2007, 04:03 PM
R = Reading (preferably Star Trek books or fanfiction!)

pippipepsi
12-23-2007, 04:46 PM
S = spending time with friends, studying, seeing a movie

danceintothelight
12-23-2007, 04:48 PM
T = tv, any "F.R.I.E.N.D.S." reruns are the best coping mechanism for me!

snowgirlie
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!)

snowgirlie
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

thisgirllovestorun
12-23-2007, 07:02 PM
This is an awesome post!

V- volunteering, venturing in to something new

Millificent
12-23-2007, 07:08 PM
Going for a Walk.

:dragon Millie

IntoTheOcean
12-23-2007, 07:56 PM
X = Xmas carols and decorating xmas tree :present:xmas:merry

JennaLynne
12-23-2007, 08:33 PM
These responses are great! Thanks everyone!

Y= Yoga

:cool

IntoTheOcean
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

abbybelle
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!

danceintothelight
12-24-2007, 12:18 AM
B: breathing!

Freeway
12-24-2007, 12:19 AM
C = crocheting :igotit

TheMuffinWoman
12-24-2007, 12:26 AM
D = dancing around, even if you don't know how (just close the door like I do) =]

teresaemmanuelle
12-24-2007, 01:25 AM
exciting plans in the evening (instead of staying home by yourself)

Whitney Bug
12-24-2007, 01:49 AM
F = fresh air (refer up to B)

invisiblegypsy
12-24-2007, 04:19 AM
GO-KARTING!!!...was the first thing that came to mind :supergrin lol

shrimpy
12-24-2007, 04:33 AM
Helping someone else out with something, takes my mind of my own issues.

:gimmehug Shrimps

Ribbles
12-24-2007, 09:04 AM
Instant message a friend

Pixelia
12-24-2007, 09:13 AM
:challengeJournaling:challenge

Millificent
12-24-2007, 01:03 PM
Petting my Kitties :kitkat

:dragon Millie

Smawkin
12-24-2007, 01:14 PM
L= Laugh =]

Ribbles
12-24-2007, 01:18 PM
Make a scrap book of your favorite photos

Whitney Bug
12-24-2007, 03:39 PM
write yourself a love Note

edpinkgurl
12-24-2007, 04:39 PM
Open up to someone you trust.

JennaLynne
12-24-2007, 05:30 PM
P= Positive Affirmations

Thanks for contributing everyone! This is great! :happy

IntoTheOcean
12-24-2007, 07:29 PM
Q = Quotations that inspire you

JennaLynne
12-24-2007, 07:39 PM
R- Rest and Relaxation

IntoTheOcean
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?!

Whitney Bug
12-25-2007, 01:38 AM
T = telephone a friend

FreeToLive
12-25-2007, 09:51 AM
L = learning a new skill. I am learning to juggle clubs!

Hart
12-25-2007, 10:40 AM
err since when does L come after T LOL.

U=understand you may falter and forgive yourself

JennaLynne
12-25-2007, 08:12 PM
V= Video games

Hear me now
12-25-2007, 08:20 PM
W= watching your favorite tv show

Whitney Bug
12-26-2007, 12:07 AM
X-amine your good behaviors.

Smawkin
12-26-2007, 04:20 AM
Y- Yell! Good for getting rid of frustration =]

IntoTheOcean
12-26-2007, 06:47 AM
Z = Zen meditation

JennaLynne
12-26-2007, 08:16 PM
A- Aromatherapy

Whitney Bug
12-26-2007, 11:49 PM
B = bust out laughing

jezzie
12-27-2007, 02:35 AM
C= Caring for other people :gimmehug (eg. Volunteering, taking your sibling out, giving gifts, hugging/kissing etc.)

Smawkin
12-27-2007, 05:14 AM
D= dog walking (your own dog or volunteer for a charity/dog home/neighbour etc.)

Glygirl
12-27-2007, 06:27 AM
E - Expect to have down days occasionally but move on and don't dwell on them.
:gimmehug

Glygirl
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

shrimpy
12-27-2007, 08:35 AM
games.... play somehing childish to release the tension.

ducksquack
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.

Whitney Bug
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

JennaLynne
12-27-2007, 03:30 PM
J= Jewlery Making

blady
12-28-2007, 09:42 PM
Another fun game

L = loving myself
Laughing at something

blady
12-28-2007, 09:46 PM
Sorry I miss K

K = kite flying (I couldn't think of anything else beginning with K)

Redlaj
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:)

Redlaj
12-28-2007, 09:57 PM
M=mint ice cream. Even the tiniest bite is worthi it:)

sparkling_violet
12-28-2007, 11:28 PM
N = Needlework. Sewing and embroidery are two of my most soothing pastimes.

Freeway
12-28-2007, 11:31 PM
O = Outside (to get some fresh air)

JennaLynne
12-29-2007, 04:05 PM
P= Puzzles

graciegurl
04-30-2008, 09:46 PM
thought I'd bump this up - fun idea!!

Q Quizzes (fun personality ones)



:sun Gracie

Demure
05-01-2008, 03:26 AM
R
-Run about like a kid, jump on the bed, roll on the floor, dance, LET IT OUT! =D and smile
or
-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.... :)

*loveandhugs*
xxx

shrimpy
05-01-2008, 03:32 AM
S...... is for Singing in the Shower.... as loud as you can and get all that frustration out!

:singing Shrimps

butterflymelissa
05-01-2008, 06:23 AM
T = talking

graciegurl
05-01-2008, 12:35 PM
U - Unleash your creativity - write a short story


:sun Gracie

hkimmy
05-01-2008, 01:33 PM
Sit out on the [V]eranda w/ ipod & journal

JennaLynne
05-01-2008, 06:47 PM
:hugon graciegurl :hugoff Thanks for getting this thread going again!

W= Writing

Maritova
05-01-2008, 06:52 PM
x-plaining why you feel the way you do ;-)

pastortwobe
05-01-2008, 07:14 PM
Young kids who love you for who you are and just make you laugh!

JennaLynne
05-01-2008, 09:08 PM
Take a trip to the Zoo.

graciegurl
05-02-2008, 12:35 PM
A - Ask for help



:sun Gracie

JennaLynne
05-02-2008, 07:03 PM
B= Being with people who you enjoy spending time with

Freeway
05-03-2008, 12:26 AM
C ---


(Scented) Candles :flower

Ella K
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!)

Ella

JennaLynne
05-03-2008, 02:45 PM
E= Exercise (with your treatment team's permission, in a moderate, healthy amount)

graciegurl
05-03-2008, 09:10 PM
F - Fake a smile until it becomes real :winky


:sun Gracie

Freeway
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


Freeway :love

iwashere
05-04-2008, 06:59 AM
H - ask for a hug

Athena Rose
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

*tries again*

Invite a pal out for a laugh, or Imagine how your life will be and how free you'll feel without your eating disorder.

abbybelle
05-04-2008, 11:00 AM
Laying Out!:sun

graciegurl
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!


:sun Gracie

learning_to_fly
05-04-2008, 11:32 PM
M - Watch a old Disney Movie

Freeway
05-04-2008, 11:53 PM
N...

Nature :flower

Ella K
05-05-2008, 04:12 PM
Open up to someone about what's on your mind

caribbunny
05-05-2008, 04:21 PM
Listening to music

JennaLynne
05-05-2008, 05:25 PM
I think it's supossed to be up to "P"


Painting Pottery :painter

Sylphlover
05-05-2008, 09:57 PM
Queen being treated like one :gimmehug

Maritova
05-05-2008, 10:06 PM
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. yourself

hkimmy
05-06-2008, 01:35 PM
[S]it in a [S]auna or hot tub

JennaLynne
05-06-2008, 07:02 PM
Television

ProgressNotPerfection
05-08-2008, 07:39 PM
U YouTube

Freeway
05-08-2008, 11:07 PM
V - Voice your feelings and opinions

flamingofeet
05-09-2008, 01:41 AM
Make a Wish :wand

Freeway
05-09-2008, 10:50 AM
X-tra hugs! :gimmehug

shyandquiet
05-09-2008, 05:29 PM
Taking a day for Yourself :lubdub

Dancelova
05-09-2008, 05:34 PM
Z- zipping along in recovery

JennaLynne
05-10-2008, 09:19 PM
A= Affirmations

shyandquiet
05-10-2008, 09:46 PM
B = blowing bubbles :sfishy

Pisces_Girl
05-10-2008, 09:46 PM
Burn calming incense, or scented candles, or aromatherapy oils.

SomethingtooBlue
05-10-2008, 09:57 PM
let yourself Cry, 'cause it's okay.

shyandquiet
05-11-2008, 01:50 PM
D = drawing or doodling :turtle

unsatisfied
05-11-2008, 04:33 PM
Expressing your feelings to someone close

JennaLynne
05-11-2008, 07:27 PM
F- Fun with Friends and Family

shyandquiet
05-12-2008, 01:24 PM
G = Giggling :muhaha

JennaLynne
05-12-2008, 07:24 PM
H- Holding Hands with someone you :love.

shyandquiet
05-13-2008, 08:28 PM
I = Imagining life without ED. :edbgone

JennaLynne
05-13-2008, 10:32 PM
J= Join a group or club.

Freeway
05-13-2008, 11:05 PM
K - Being Kind to yourself...:happy

Pisces_Girl
05-14-2008, 01:48 AM
Listen to Loud music. Rock 'n' roll, baby. :yay

sarahSF
05-14-2008, 02:35 AM
LOVE, loving oneself and others

Idara
05-14-2008, 02:45 AM
Meditate on something positive.

JennaLynne
05-14-2008, 08:47 PM
N= Napping

flamingofeet
05-14-2008, 11:55 PM
Origami! :muhaha

Freeway
05-15-2008, 12:13 AM
Play the Piano :notes

learning_to_fly
05-15-2008, 01:25 AM
find a quiet place to relax and regroup your thoughts

shyandquiet
05-15-2008, 02:03 PM
R = Read a good book :kitkat

JennaLynne
05-15-2008, 05:55 PM
S- Scrapbooking

learning_to_fly
05-18-2008, 04:25 PM
take yourself out to a movie.

Freeway
05-18-2008, 08:00 PM
Utilize your skills :happy

JennaLynne
05-20-2008, 08:44 PM
V= Vacation

Freeway
05-20-2008, 09:08 PM
Wrap yourself in a cozy blanket :cutie

tigerbutterfuly
06-04-2008, 02:07 PM
L = Love. :lubdub
Think of all those who love you and all those you love. :)

shnufie
06-05-2008, 07:55 PM
L - love - loving those that cannot love enough for themselves....

shyandquiet
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


:slimy

learning_to_fly
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.

Freeway
06-08-2008, 11:51 AM
Hug a fuZZy animal. (live or stuffed :cutie) :gimmehug


Freeway :love

Freeway
06-12-2008, 01:58 PM
Allow yourself to cry. :cry

JennaLynne
06-14-2008, 08:07 PM
B- Blasting the radio :notes

Seabiscuit
06-14-2008, 10:26 PM
oooh ccc

C

Coloring!

Freeway
06-15-2008, 11:03 PM
Diary entries

JennaLynne
06-16-2008, 07:19 PM
E- Embrace a loved one! :gimmehug

Dancelova
06-16-2008, 07:20 PM
F- Free from ED

GabbieRunner
06-17-2008, 12:47 AM
GIGGLE OUT LOUD! :muhaha Just because ya can!:cool

Alethea
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

JennaLynne
07-02-2008, 02:11 PM
Instant Message a friend

orchdork
07-02-2008, 02:47 PM
Joke around with friends

gossipgirl
07-02-2008, 03:43 PM
K - Keep in contact with friends and family

Krystine
07-10-2008, 08:59 PM
L- Live for things other than the ED....start really living life.

JennaLynne
07-10-2008, 09:33 PM
M- Make a wish on a :stars

BellaRosa
07-11-2008, 10:51 PM
N - New notebook to journal in

InnerSilence
07-12-2008, 07:44 PM
Organizing myself :D

Melodygrace
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.

strugglinginmymind
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.

dippedquilpen
07-13-2008, 11:21 AM
S - singing in the shower

Freeway
07-13-2008, 11:28 AM
T - Think positive :yay

Millificent
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).

:dragon Millie