Our Live Well thru Activities Coping Outlet was created to promote the importance of alleviating stress associated with Survivorship/Supportship and rejuvenating the emotional well-being of Survivors and their Support Systems.
This Coping Outlet encourages Survivors and their Support Systems to get involved with an activity of their choice that can temporarily free their minds of their Survivorship/Supportship stresses and worries. Some examples of different activities would be going to a movie, getting a massage, going for a walk or a bike ride, participating in a painting class or a pottery class, going to the gym, volunteering for an organization, reading, listening to music, taking a group exercise class, meditating, attending a religious services at your church, synagogue or temple, attending a concert or event, visiting with a friend or even just doing a simple word search, crossword puzzle or adult coloring book. The goal is to, at the very least, temporarily take your mind off of your Survivorship/Supportship needs to help alleviate stress and to rejuvenate your emotional well-being through positive activity. There are many known benefits of participating in various activities. Listed below are just a few of those general benefits. (Always consult a medical professional before participating in physical activities.)
*Physical activity can improve mood and mental health. Through physical activity, the brain releases feel-good chemicals called endorphins throughout the body. These chemicals can improve your mood and make you more relaxed, which can help reduce stress, anxiety or even depression. They can also enhance self-esteem.
*Social activity where you interact with others can boost feelings of well-being and decrease feelings of depression. Research has shown that one sure way of improving your mood and emotional well-being is to work on building social connections with others.
*Creative activity can help the brain recover after illness, injury or stress. It can help you focus on positive issues rather than negative ones.
We hope that our Live Well thru Activities Coping Outlet aids in your emotional recovery throughout your Survivorship/Supportship Journey. Again, the overall purpose of the Cope Well Foundation’sLive Well thru Activities Coping Outlet is simple; to alleviate stress associated with Survivorship/Supportship and rejuvenate the emotional well-being of Survivors and Support Systems! Through this message, we hope to lead by example for those around us and make a difference in the lives of others, so that together we will ‘Cope Well to Live Well’.
To request a Live Well thru Activities Survivor/Support Packet for more detailed information about this Coping Outlet and instruction on how to implement it into your life, please visit the Request a Survivor/Support Packet page in the drop-down menu above!
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