Increase your self-esteem by using these 5 strategies for managing challenging situations and feelings (1 minute read)
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Increase your self-esteem by using these 5 strategies for managing challenging situations and feelings:
This post summarizes the 5 mature defense mechanisms according to the psychiatrist Vaillant. Using them to manage difficult situations, thoughts and feelings helps us adapt while being aware.
Anticipation is managing a stressful event by mentally identifying scenarios while remembering that the discomfort will pass, earlier experiences of having survived similar situations and knowing that the pain will be manageable.
Altruism is when our behaviors and actions are aimed to benefit someone else rather than ourselves.
Humor is pointing out the funny or ironic aspects while not taking ourselves too seriously. This helps us take in, accept, endure and adapt to a distressing situation.
Sublimation turns unacceptable impulses, thoughts and emotions into more acceptable thoughts and activities. Sublimation is often used in humor and fantasy.
Suppression involves pushing challenging feelings and thoughts into the unconscious which prevent us from becoming aware of them. Suppression is a conscious choice not to think or act.
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