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Positive Coping

 

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Description

There are a number of approaches that we can take to cope in a positive way with problems, including:

  • Immediate problem-solving: Seeking to fix the problem that is the immediate cause of our difficulty.
  • Root-cause solving: Seeking to fix the underlying cause such that the problem will never recur.
  • Benefit-finding: Looking for the good things amongst the bad.
  • Spiritual growth: Finding ways of turning the problem into a way to grow 'spiritually' or emotionally.

Example

A student fails and exam. They view it as an opportunity to deepen their learning and study hard for their re-sit.

A person misses a train several times. By self-inquiry they realize they are trying to avoid going to a job they do not like. So they change their job.

Discussion

Positive coping generally means framing the issue in a positive light that enables use to see an adversity as an opportunity.

This is a position that needs a certain amount of maturity in being able to accept one's own failings without excessive self-blame.

So what?

So learn to turn bad things into good, to see the silver lining to the clouds. Be positive and find how this can benefit your life. Teach others to do it too.

See also

Sublimation, Post-Traumatic Growth

 

Snyder, C. R. (Ed.). (1999). Coping: The psychology of what works. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

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