These are the coping skills that I have from the bariatric surgery:
Exercise (esp walking and taking exercise classes)
Leave the house! Go do something!
Call a friend!
In the early days and months after my bariatric surgery, the “leave the house” coping skill was fundamental and important to me. I frequently went to exercise classes — combining two coping skills.
I’m thinking about adding more. Because some of my coping skills are becoming less interesting to me (like the knitting, though I am still knitting — just not as much)
Everyone has coping skills, regardless of whatever your life is presenting to you (maybe your life is going great! smile emoticon ) …what do you like to do?