Positive Coping Skills for Dealing with Stress

  • Talk to a friend
  • Use positive self-talk/a coping statement
  • Increase the time you spend with your close circle of friends and family
  • Exercise
  • Make lists to minimize the overwhelming feeling that stress produces
  • Write in a journal
  • Ask for help
  • Prepare in advance so you can minimize stress
  • Listen to soothing music
  • Read a book
  • Deal with the stress by confronting it head-on
  • Stop and take deep breaths
  • Remove yourself from the situation
  • Say tehillim
  • Speak with a professional (school guidance counselor or therapist)