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8 Ways to Stay Calm During a Crisis

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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