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8 Ways to Stay Calm During a Crisis

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Slow down

Try not to react immediately, but be patient and gather as much information as possible.

If the problem will not matter a year from now, distance yourself somewhat from the situation to gain perspective.

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Stay positive

When you are in a stressful situation, do not allow your mind to imagine the worst-case scenario. 

Focus your mind on something positive.

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Never ask “what if?”

The "what if" line of questioning induces panic and lets you focus on imagined situations that escalate the problem.

Focus on the facts and work on a solution.

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Take care of your body

If your personal health is taken care of, you'll get better at dealing with a crisis.

Eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly and get enough sleep.

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Limit caffeine

When you are in a difficult situation, drinking caffeine may trigger the release of adrenalin. It will give a quick burst of energy followed by a crash that will leave you fatigued and irritable.

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Use your support system

Someone who is not invested in the situation will be able to have a better perspective. They might also be able to help you find a different solution.

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Disconnect

Withdraw from the situation for a while to allow yourself to process the problem and the surrounding emotions.

You will be able to approach the situation with a renewed perspective.

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Develop a coping strategy

Take regular walks or join an exercise class.

These techniques can reduce your stress and help you feel more empowered.

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