High Five – Coping with the Unexpected

From JRR Tolkien we get these words: “Many are the strange chances of the world.”

A few days last week were more depressing than expected. But on the bright side, because I’ve been writing positive posts all month (!) my day did not end with gooey chocolate cake and wine. It ended with me utilizing coping skills, channeling the negative into a positive.


“Many are the strange chances of the world.”

Coping skills might include binge watching The Big Bang Theory, writing in a journal or meditating. It may also include going shopping, meeting friends for dinner or seeing a movie. These two sentences do sound like the division between Introvert and Extrovert preferences.

I have a preference for extroversion and my coping skills can be summed up with: “get around as many people as possible and talk it out.” Other Extroverts seem to have the same reactions. Introverts, on the other hand, during times of stress, want a quiet and calm retreat. Extroverts see connections as soothing while the introverts think of reflection as comforting.

Whatever your preference, handle life and the unexpected situations that arise within it in a way that recharges you and allows you to cope and get back to making your life more positive.


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