EP10: Coping with Disappointment

How do you cope with disappointment?

In this episode of the Greatness Together podcast, Simonne shares some great ideas about how she copes with stress. Too often, we think that we need to teach and mentor our kids (young and adult) what our life strategies are. They have so much to teach us if we’re ready to receive it. 

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“I love how you found so many coping strategies that work. The key is to keep persisting.”Sarah McVanel

Greatness Together Podcast Highlights:

  • Coping strategies with Simonne. 0:00
  • The 3 coping strategies. 1:00
  • An alternative journaling solution. 2:00
  • Flipping disappointment. 5:00
  • Managing anxiety. 8:00
  • Emotional intelligence. 10:00
  • We learn from each other. 13:00

Here are a few coping strategies that work for Simonne

Simonne was reflecting on some of the most helpful coping strategies that she leans on. If you have a hectic mind, or on those days when you do, you’ll love these strategies.

Here they are in a nutshell. Tune in to listen for how to leverage them optimally.

  1. Journaling verbally
  2. Alternative “scenarioing”
  3. Reality checking worry

If you’re keen to build your emotional intelligence in practical and grounded ways, you’ll love this episode.

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