How to Keep Your Calm In Stressful Situations

Stress is a major factor that disrupts our physical or mental equilibrium. Stressful situations generally result into change in hormone levels, leading to an overflow of emotions. Continuous exposure to high levels of stress can lead to medical issues. What is most important is how we react to it. If we are able to handle stress and learn to keep calm in stressful situations, even stress can lead to positive outcome in our life.

Below are some of the ways that can help you keep your calm in stressful situations:

1.     Identify What Causes You Stress:

The very first step in keeping yourself calm is to identify what causes stress in the first place. There can be a number of reasons for your stress. Identifying it will help you better analyse the situation and come up with a logical solution to it.

2.     Take a deep breath:

Take a deep breath and look at the entire situation from an altogether new viewpoint. You might benefit from taking a different approach to resolving the issue. Think about it with an open mind.

3.     Stay positive:

Your thoughts make you. They not only shape your personality but also your environment. Stay positive in spite of all the hardships and take every opportunity as a chance to learn. Take lessons from life. Remember, failure doesn’t mean it’s over, it only means that you will be more experienced next time!

4.     Create a plan:

Analyse the situation  and then create a step by step plan to handle the situation. Think about the available options and which one will work best for you.

5.     Speak to someone:

Sharing your problems will not only reduce the stress but also can help you in sharing the load. If you have someone whom you can trust and can help you come out of the problem, don’t hesitate to seek help.

How do you stay calm in stressful situations? Share with us your tried and tested hacks in the comment section below!

Shokhi Agarwal