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How to Improve Your Coping Skills

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Are you someone who thrives by getting an early start to your day?

A study shows morning people are happier than healthier than night owls.

That's why we want to help you become an Action 2 News This Morning person.

An important thing on your quest for happiness is to get over those hurdles and bumps in the road.  Researchers have found that early risers tend to have better coping skills.

Here are some tips:

A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS


Social interaction can greatly improve our mood when problems arise. You'll feel less alone, and a sympathetic listener can take a load off your shoulders.

GIVE THE EMOTIONS A REST


Divert your attention away from what's bothering you. Give your emotions a rest by doing something that brings you joy.

Give yourself permission to escape to your favorite hobby, watch a funny movie, or get a massage.

BE FLEXIBLE

Be flexible about making changes. Know what you can change, and accept what you can't change. Be willing to move on.

BE GRATEFUL

Jot down a list of things you're grateful for, like good health; friends and family; a roof over your head. Remind yourself how many people would trade their problems for yours in an instant.



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