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