10 Tips to help you cope in times of crisis:

  1.  Talk it out – a problem shared is a problem halved. Talk to a friend, family member, your minister or a counsellor.
  2.  Write it down – get your most intimate feelings off your chest.
  3.  Get physical – spring clean, go for a walk, hit or kick a ball.
  4.  Blow it away – take a big breath in. As you exhale, relax and imagine your worries flowing away with your breath.
  5.  Surprise yourself – be creative and do the opposite of what you’d normally do.
  6.  Get on with it – allow yourself only 30 minutes a day to worry.
  7.  Get it in perspective – how much will the issue matter in six months time? How about two years time, or a decade from now?
  8.  See the positive – What good consequences could come from it?
  9.  Think it through – make a list of possible actions. Make a decision and act on it.
  10.  Make an escape – get away for a few hours or days.

Free extra!: See the funny side – never take yourself or life too seriously.