Perhaps juggling with your work life, family and everything all at once is rather overwhelming.
As you get inundated with so much on your plate. So much so that both anger and stress take over and drains you inside out.
It’s always best to calm down to ensure that we don’t end up saying the wrong thing in the heat of the moment. That begs the question how do we strive to stay cool and calm in times of stress?
Here are 5 ways to stay calm when feeling stressed out:
1. Take deep breaths
The first thing you should be doing when confronted with a stressful situation is to be taking deep breaths (breathing from your diaphragm). Try to close your eyes and envision all that stress releasing from your body. Only keep yourself focused on your breath at all times to be able to calm down.
2. Think about the outcome
I believe we’ve all been so stressed and mad to the point where we blurt out our words impulsively without thought. It is so important to think about the outcome before replying to anyone to ensure that we don’t regret what we’re about to say. If it is a reply from the phone, then take a little more time before replying. Ensure that your head is in the right place.
3. Think positively
Constantly blaming ourselves or other people at hand is never the solution to anything. Instead of that, why not be grateful for all that we did do instead. By constantly keeping that positive mindset, we can always be prepared for any upcoming stressful situations.
4. Think from someone else’s perspective
Start to think from someone else’s perspective when you start feeling stressed and angry. Put yourself in the other person’s shoes and start thinking empathetically. What if it was me? This can help you better understand the situation and calm down to find a solution to things.
5. Find for some support
Bear in mind that no man is an island. You should never be afraid to reach out and talk to your friends or family about your stress. In times of your stress, there is no comfort in being all alone. Get out there and talk to someone you trust most and you can calm yourself down in no time!
How do you calm yourself in these stressful situations? Let us know in the comments below
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