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How to Stay Calm in a "Crisis" at Work

Get and stay physically calm

Start by counting to 100 by threes so you will have to think a little. It may momentarily distract you from the panic and you'll have a better chance to think clearly.

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Shape your perspective

Instead of focussing on the negatives in the situation, deliberately discover what is still going right. 

In choosing your perspective you are keeping the problem from consuming you.

Be solution-focused

Break the problems into workable pieces. Ask yourself how you can manage each piece.

Find opportunities

Every crisis presents opportunities for growth. Think how someone else you admire might handle the situation.

How can your crises shape you for the better?

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 ...

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.

Deep-breathing

Deep breathing has a direct calming effect on the nervous system.

  • Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth.
  • Breathe in slowly through you nose to th...
Mild exercise

Physical exercise distracts you from an anxiety-provoking situation and starts a chain of chemical actions in the brain that calm and uplift the mind.

Keeping the company of others

Our bodies are calmed by the presence of others with whom we can share our burdens. It gives us perspective to see new solutions to problems.