Starting to Cope

Coping can mean a lot of different things to different people. For me, coping is about figuring out how to get from one end of the day to the other. So when I’m looking for tips on how to cope, it isn’t necessarily helpful to me to have a book that gives instructions on how to do the deep-level healing that is going to get me to a point where I’m able to cope on my own, but that point is going to be years down the road.

Those books are useful, but they aren’t what I need on a day to day basis.

I tend to think in analogies (thus, the second part of my online name). And the analogy that comes to mind for this situation is this: when I was little, I had a very hard time figuring out how to clean my room. It wasn’t that I needed someone to do it for me. And it wasn’t that I needed to learn all the habits that would keep my room from being messy. I just needed some instructions on where to start, and how to keep going. For me, many of the healing books seem to focus on the big picture, and so often when I start looking for help, what I need help with is the daily bits and pieces.

So in a lot of ways, I am writing this website so that I can share the little bits and pieces that have worked for me. I do believe that it’s also important to do the healing work, things like therapy and coping with my past. And I have found there are a lot of resources out there for that. I’m just adding my own piece of how to get through the day.

One Response
  1. jamie28 :

    Date: March 24, 2008 @ 5:37 pm

    looks really good!

    the journey of a million miles begins with one. don’t give up.


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