Healthy Coping Mechanisms: 9 Adaptive Strategies to Try

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Have you ever watched in amazement as a family member or acquaintance overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles with strength and courage?
Coping with life’s challenges is what epic history is made of. Abraham Lincoln overcame crippling depression – then called melancholia – to become President of the United States.
What choices did Lincoln make that changed his life trajectory?
Is it possible to think of adversity as an opportunity to rise above it and become what you were made to be?
Deepak Chopra said, “When you make a choice, you change the future” (Franklin, 2019, p. 107).
Perhaps these amazing people decided to build up their healthy coping mechanisms before a crisis hit.
This article will examine such healthy coping mechanisms and the strategies needed to cope effectively with adversity and challenges.
Before you continue, we thought you might like to download our three Resilience Exercises for free. These engaging, science-based exercises will help you effectively deal with difficult circumstances and give you the tools to improve the resilience of your clients, students, or employees.

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