When you are calm, write down the event from a third person's perspective. Omit your emotions and sensations. This will help you to revisit the scene in a better light.
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During a stressful situation, remind yourself what you can control in your immediate environment.
According to a study, spending time in nature, or even just looking at scenes of nature, may help you recover faster from subsequent stressful experiences.
When you leave an emotionally stressful scene, your mind might still replay the scene repeatedly.
Do an activity that requires your full attention. It will help you to relax faster.
According to research, when we connect with friends, we can handle stress better.
After a particularly stressful experience, go for a gentle walk. Keep yourself moving at every opportunity to calm you down.
Slow, deep breathing is calming. Researchers noticed that 15 min of deep breathing reduces the reactivity of the nerve network that is active during the stress response.
Exercising may help alleviate anxiety when faced with a sudden, unpredictable shock.
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Write down the trigger, the time of day, what you were doing, and how you felt when you noticed the internal trigger that led to the distracting behavior.
The better we are at noticing the behavior, the better we’ll be at managing it over time.
If you tell someone to calm down, they will probably not calm down.
Instead, validate the person's feelings and assure them you understand. Saying, "I can see you are upset, and I want to help," will go further to calm them.
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