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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

30 Coping Skills

The Asperger's traits addressed in this post include:
*Much time spent on introspection

*Finding celebrations and parties stressful

My counselor recently asked me what my coping skills were for when I feel stressed or tired or sick. She was astounded by how many coping skills I listed. Maybe you guys would like to try some of them, too, whether you're on the autistic spectrum or off of it. Here's the list:
  1. Singing or humming
  2. Singing while showering
  3. Stretching while showering
  4. Stretching the places that hurt until they stop hurting
  5. Facebooking
  6. Reading
  7. Reading aloud
  8. Crocheting
  9. Cross-stitching
  10. Making paper crafts
  11. Watching my daughter play
  12. Kissing my husband
  13. Taking a walk
  14. Drinking more water
  15. Having a snack or a meal
  16. Writing, writing, writing
  17. Proofreading
  18. Giving my daughter a sticker
  19. Making a to-do list and checking items off
  20. Praying to God, in Jesus' Name
  21. Calling a friend
  22. Going to the beach
  23. Going to the library
  24. Going window shopping
  25. Going shopping for real
  26. Playing table games with family
  27. Folding laundry while watching TV
  28. Playing favorite playlists or CDs
  29. Watching an "oldie but goodie" DVD
  30. Listening to sermons

How this topic relates to Christian living:

Psalm 90:17
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.