4.5 Self Care Checkpoint

Setting boundaries is a challenging process filled with tricky conversations and uncomfortable feelings. It is important to develop skills during this time to cope with this stress.

Coping Skills
noun  | cop-ing skills  | \ ‘kō-piŋ ‘skil \
Strategies a person uses to deal with stress

Think about what coping skills you have. Keep track of things that recharge you:

How do you support yourself?

  1. What helps you distract yourself?

  2. What helps you feel grounded?

  3. What helps you relax?

Ask yourself How am I Doing? often. Remember to utilize your coping skills for support when you feel like you are struggling mentally, physically or socially.

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When you recognize you are lower on the scale, know that you can always call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or seek help from a therapist for additional support.


Setting safe boundaries is an important part in taking care of yourself. Make sure you are aware of your needs and use coping skills regularly to help you maintain balance in your life.


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