What’s Your Best Coping Mechanism?

When I was growing up, my mother would constantly say to me….Where’s the sign that says life is easy or fair.  She would exclaim that life was neither easy or fair. 

So if what she said was true, and it was, I started thinking that having an effective coping mechanism would be a smart thing.

Watching people struggle in life showed me that there are indeed a lot of choices when it comes to coping mechanisms.  The challenge is, that many of them are destructive or worst yet, deadly. 

So what is your best coping mechanism to get you through the rough patches?

Once I discovered gratitude, I realized that embracing that mindset was a pretty good way to overcome any obstacle that was placed in front of me. 

As good as gratitude is, it also requires a little patience.

But having a tool that helps you to focus on all that you have in your life, is only really effective when you use it everyday. 

Just like brushing your teeth every day is a good idea.

Recording your blessings will continually reinforce your mindset, and better yet will prepare you for life’s inevitable ups and downs.

David George Brooke - That Gratitude Guy, has been a speaker, coach, and best-selling author for over 25 years. He is a former Nordstrom store manager and has managed in the corporate world for over 30 years. His published works include “That Gratitude Guy’s Daily Gratitude Journal”, “Monday Morning Minutes: 100 Messages of Gratitude”, “Six-Word Lessons to Embrace Gratitude” and a number of other books on gratitude. As a result of his passion for gratitude he has presented over 850 speeches & workshops in the past 9 years, including over 100 Zoom presentations in the last 2 years during the pandemic. He travels nationally and internationally to deliver this important message. He has over 1700 gratitude videos on YouTube, and over 1500 subscribers. Thousands have seen his message, and he is now considered a leading authority on how living a life of gratitude can enhance and improve your life both personally and professionally. He resides in Seattle, Washington.

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