What’s Your Coping Personality? Avoider? Denier? Tackle Problems Head On?
Coping is a part of life. We all do it. We cope with the weather, family members, financial hardships, setbacks in our personal life, or managing a chronic health condition. It’s our way to respond to challenges, especially this time of year as we establish new back-to-school routines and pre-holiday stress. Our coping behaviors define the way we live every day.
But have you ever stopped and thought about the way you cope?
Are you an avoider?
Do you wallow, or do you tackle the difficulty head-on?
No matter what we are facing, it’s important that we consider HOW we cope. Are our coping mechanisms productive and helping us to manage or overcome our challenges? Or are our coping behaviors characterized by avoiding our issues, isolating ourselves, and delaying action?
“Coping Confessions” is a new campaign highlighting these behaviors, designed to shine a light on when coping goes too far, and how to take action to prevent coping from ruling our lives.
Coping Confessions features “on-the-go” videos of women coping with the medical condition overactive bladder (OAB), with perspectives from experts in the fields of women’s health and coping. These stories are first-hand accounts of how coping with a medical condition has impacted their day-to-day lives.
As many as 1 in 3 Americans who are 40 and older experience OAB symptoms.1 Many people living with overactive bladder don’t ask for help. They’re often embarrassed and don’t know how to talk to their doctor about their condition.
Celebrity psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser, joined me to share strategies to recognize when coping can be detrimental, and tips for overcoming prolonged inaction.