The Coping Kete

No. 67: Removing the Pressure

This week, to attain, maintain or regain my sense of wellbeing…

…when I encounter everyday problems and hiccups, I will make things seem more manageable by reminding myself ‘all I need to do is get through this one moment.’

Instead of piling pressure on myself to measure up to expectations, I will tell myself that I don’t need to do anything but get through each moment and anything else is an added bonus, so I can relax and go with it.

I’ll then take myself through the standard breathing exercise while I give myself a brief running commentary of the moment I am currently in. Once I have described the moment to myself I will come back to my original idea that I just need to get through this moment and that means all I need to do is keep breathing.

Once I am comfortable removing the pressure and doing some breathing in everyday situations, I will add it to my Personal Coping Kete for times of stress and distress.

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