Coping Mechanisms

How do you cope?

We all get stressed, overwhelmed and generally bloody annoyed by work and everyday life.  For me, it’s vitally important to have coping mechanisms that can help balance you out and keep your mental health on an even keel.

My default coping mechanism is rubbish comedy, so basically trying to make light of a situation with an inappropriate joke or two.  I think Will probably falls into this category as well.

Others that I’ve flirted with are; going for a run, binge-watching a whole series on Netflix, or even something as seemingly mundane as trying to complete a crossword (which I have done on at least 3 occasions in my life).

The above tend to work for me but I believe most people will be able to tap into something that can level them out – I’ve heard knitting is therapeutic, but I’m not touching that with a barge pole, let alone a knitting needle.

A coping mechanism doesn’t need to be a task.  A problem shared is a problem halved, so having conversations with trusted colleagues and friends can help massively.

Anyway, whatever enables you to get through the day make sure you tap into it, as it can a real asset (unless you can’t complete the crossword of course).


Adam Williams

Technical & Engineering Consultant

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