Blog: Self Development Coaching

How are You Coping with COVID-19? Adaptive vs. Maladaptive

Adapting to adversity is a challenge. Adapting to life dealing with COVID-19 is certainly a challenge. There is no choice in having to cope with it but you do have choice in how you cope. I developed the 3-A Coping Framework: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist so that you can self monitor with self awareness, empowering you to apply adaptive rather than maladaptive ways of coping through adversity and loss. Acknowledge and Assess For Yourself: Coping is a skill. Do you think adapting in positive ways is more beneficial than maladaptive behavior? For instance, do you think over consumption of alcohol or drugs is going to result in maintaining your energy and mood better than daily exercise and good

What is the "It" in "Keeping It Together" during COVID-19?

What is the " It" in "Keeping It Together" especially while dealing with COVID-19? You, as a family caregiver, may think "it" refers to having the resources required to provide the best care for your chronically ill family member. As a human being, you may think "it" means maintaining a healthy state of mind. As the author of Keeping It Together, I consider "it" in the context of you as a human being who is providing care, prompted by the featured words of a framework to help you cope: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist The Toll of the Role: Being a caregiver is hard work and depending on the needs, the job could require 24/7 attention. Physical distancing and the stresses of COVID-19 can make it h

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