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  • Coping skills

  • Here’s 40 coping strategies adults can use to manage stress and anxiety:

    • Take a walk
    • Listen to favorite music
    • Do something for someone else
    • Play a card game
    • Take a nap
    • Sip a coffee/beverage in the park
    • Do something creative – draw or color in, knit or build something with your hands
    • Take something apart that needs fixing
    • Gaze at the stars
    • Do an activity that you have always wanted to do
    • Watch some funny animal clips
    • Take some deep breaths and listen to the sound it makes
    • Write a letter
    • Declutter a room
    • Do things that relax the mind
    • Listen to an interesting/inspiring podcast
    • Plan spectacular holiday for friends or family
    • Phone an aunt or cousin
    • Get a massage
    • Play an instrument
    • Clean out your wardrobe and give what you don’t want to charity
    • Write a card to a friend
    • Do a mindless chore
    • Buy a bunch of flowers
    • Watch some videos
    • Start a new hobby
    • Squeeze a stress ball
    • Do some physical activity such as gardening
    • Call a friend
    • Give someone a hand
    • Start a puzzle
    • Do some stretching or join a class
    • Watch a movie
    • Write your thoughts in a journal
    • Do a crossword or word-search
    • Cook something to share
    • Light a scented candle and watch the flame dance
    • Head to the beach, the mountains or a national park
    • Listen to a mindfulness app
    • Get a facial or manicure
    • Visit a museum or gallery