Author Topic: Immature Coping Skills that Work  (Read 919 times)

[Buddie]

Immature Coping Skills that Work
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:11:21 pm »
What immature coping skills do you have that really work?  I'm not advocating hurtful coping skills here.  Please share.  I'm hoping to learn from you.

I'll start...  In the privacy of my own home when I'm alone, I draw incredibly unflattering caricatures of people I'm really upset with, then shred the *evidence*.

This sort of resembles the carcicatures of my former doctor and his nurse.  I don't pick on physical attributes, but rather their spirit or aura.

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[Buddie]

Re: Immature Coping Skills that Work
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 09:43:30 pm »
What immature coping skills do you have that really work?  I'm not advocating hurtful coping skills here.  Please share.  I'm hoping to learn from you.

I'll start...  In the privacy of my own home, I draw incredibly unflattering caricatures of people I'm really upset with, then shred the *evidence*.

I often imagine myself as a cartoon character, i.e. Garfield. This way I feel less serious about myself in social situations. I like to think what animals other ppl resemble. If they do. Just for fun. I like to watch ppl. Strangely dressed ppl. I admire everyone who dares to be different in a noticeable way. Even if those ppl sometimes make me laugh inwardly. Iím grateful to them for being original, funny and unique.

I like to play with my Kitty and make her believe Iím another cat. I immitate her behavior. I like to pull faces at her and chase her around the appt. Love singing in my headphones along with the rockers Iím listening to. Very relaxing. Like to joke a lot. Dark humor, silly giggle and irony are my favorite ways of coping with stress. I like to make ppl laugh. I talk to my Kitty on a regular basis. She talks back to me. I engage in dialogues with authors of the audiobooks Iím listening to on my headphones.

I like to act in the most silly way when Iím alone. I curse a lot. Not in a bad-mannered style. For fun, i.e. as a part of conversation with my husband. He doesnít mind. Iíve been always forbidden to curse by parents. I like to do what is generally considered forbidden. But not to engage in self-destructive behaviors. I try to obey the rules wherever I have to. But Iím an anarchist at heart. If itís immature. Iíve always been a rebel. And always will be. Itís fun. I will never ever become a conformist. Unless my well-being is at stake. Thatís like 50% of my "immature" coping skills. Canít recall anymore ATM.
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[Buddie]

Re: Immature Coping Skills that Work
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 09:49:28 pm »
Immature?  I like breaking big glass bottles in the dumpster when we have big bottles to throw away (from where I work).  Sometimes I throw them down with force.  Sometimes I shoot like a basketball player.  Sometimes I pretend they are people that I'm angry with (kind of like your caricatures). 
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[Buddie]

Re: Immature Coping Skills that Work
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 12:17:22 am »
I'm taking notes!  Thank you for sharing!

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Re: Immature Coping Skills that Work
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 12:41:47 am »
Rx, maybe donít shred those caricature drawings? What if theyíve got some artistic value? :) I didnít think much about my artistic pix and it proved to be the opposite... I never destroy any of my "creations".
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Re: Immature Coping Skills that Work
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 12:45:42 am »
Rx, maybe donít shred those caricature drawings? What if theyíve got some artistic value? :) I didnít think much about my artistic pix and it proved to be the opposite... I never destroy any of my "creations".

I have a heart and a conscience is all, [...].  I'm pretty merciless with my artistic expression with them...lol.
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Re: Immature Coping Skills that Work
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 01:40:25 am »
Rx, maybe donít shred those caricature drawings? What if theyíve got some artistic value? :) I didnít think much about my artistic pix and it proved to be the opposite... I never destroy any of my "creations".

I have a heart and a conscience is all, [...].  I'm pretty merciless with my artistic expression with them...lol.

That would be sth like post-expressionism ;D
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Re: Immature Coping Skills that Work
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 02:27:36 am »
Immature?  I like breaking big glass bottles in the dumpster when we have big bottles to throw away (from where I work).  Sometimes I throw them down with force.  Sometimes I shoot like a basketball player.  Sometimes I pretend they are people that I'm angry with (kind of like your caricatures).

One time I tore a kitchen towel in half, I was so upset.  Luckily it was an old one coming up for replacement.
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Re: Immature Coping Skills that Work
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 04:17:59 am »
Immature?  I like breaking big glass bottles in the dumpster when we have big bottles to throw away (from where I work).  Sometimes I throw them down with force.  Sometimes I shoot like a basketball player.  Sometimes I pretend they are people that I'm angry with (kind of like your caricatures).

One time I tore a kitchen towel in half, I was so upset.  Luckily it was an old one coming up for replacement.

I dunno, [...].  May have to take points off that one for being pretty darn mature.  After all, it was coming up for replacement and practically you just made dusting rags out of it.  I admire your self-restraint laying off the new kitchen towel. 

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Immature Coping Skills that Work
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 09:22:18 am »

I dunno, [...].  May have to take points off that one for being pretty darn mature.  After all, it was coming up for replacement and practically you just made dusting rags out of it.  I admire your self-restraint laying off the new kitchen towel. 

Thanks for sharing!

You're right, there was no rhyme reason to tear it, I was just upset.  And it could have served a lot longer, the new things aren't necessarily all that.
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