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8 Ways to Stay Calm in Stressful Situations

When the circumstances are against you, either you can react in a way to make the situation worse, or you can stay calm and find a positive solution to the problem.

When the circumstances are against you, either you can react in a way to make the situation worse, or you can stay calm and find a positive solution to the problem. It is easy to stay calm in positive circumstances, but the actual test is how you behave when things get tough.

Be it a situation at your workplace, at home or with friends, these few simple tips will help you to stay calm under stressful situations.

Consider it a Learning Opportunity:

Difficult situations and difficult people give us an opportunity to learn. Instead of losing heart in a bad situation, learn from it. The more experience you have, the more mature you become.

Remember There is Always a Solution:

Just like a lock is never made without a key; similarly there exists a solution to every problem. Instead of constantly worrying about the problem, think of some way out. When you start focusing on the solution, it means you have shifted your attention to come out of the stressful situation.

Realize it Might Have Been More Dreadful:

Under a stressful situation, we consider ourselves as the most woeful person on the earth. But remember that it’s not like that. If we realize the fact that the situation might have been a lot worse than it is right now, we will be able to cope with the problem in a peaceful way. 


Stay Positive:

Positive thoughts play the role of anti-anxiety medication. You have to focus your mind on something good that happened in the past or something exciting that is going to happen in the future.

Express Gratitude:

Look around and see people who are having harder times than yours. It will be helpful for you to be grateful for your present situation. Research has found out that the gratitude reduces the stress hormone in our brain by 23%. It helps improve your mood, elevates your energy and plays a major role in helping you stay calm under pressure.

Sleep Well:

Not taking a good amount of proper sleep raises stress hormones. A good amount of sleep is very important for emotional well-being and reducing stress. Undisturbed sleep recharges our brain and makes us calm and alert for the next day.

Reduce Caffeine and Nicotine:

Smoking is considered as a relief for stress but the fact is that it is highly responsible for increasing stress and anxiety.  Nicotine present in cigarettes creates a sense of relaxation temporarily but then raises the symptoms of stress and anxiety more than before. Similarly high intake of caffeine is responsible for the fight-or-flight response. Reduce the intake of caffeine and stop smoking to reduce your stress.

Practice Yoga:

Yoga has positive effects on physical and emotional health. It brings peace of mind and removes stress and negative feelings. Yoga has always helped in calming me whenever I feel depressed or stressed.

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Jonas Lui

Jonas writes on self-Improvement and motivation.

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Julia Kinandu
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I love these tips.I will surely use them to support me in my journey. Thanks

Jackie Wilushewski
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Lovely article, thank you so much. Great tips. I can totally relate to incorporating some of these things into my daily routine. <3

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Nisha KC
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Nisha KC

Helpful tips. Thanks.

Tiffany Newsome
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Tiffany Newsome

These are all great tips!

Robina fazal
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Nice..Article.Jonas…brother..Good tips..I always try my best to keep calm..in situations..where others behaviour disturbs our peace of mind..and cause panic for us..I do meditation and relaxing yoga exercises.. I was regular in my exercises as cycling and through out my life walked two times even at home.. in my courtyard and lawn..but as from previous three years my routines are changed a lot..have to manage time for walk and exercises..so I do exercise on my paddler while listening music and continues yoga soothing exercises that nourishes my mind,body and soul…life is a blessing ,if wanna make it such..You are your own boss..it’s fact at times some persons face a lot hard situations but we have to be patient enough to lead life with peace and happiness.. Where their are good people around us.. their are people around who cause drama..and are used to make fun of others…they are every where.. Those people need guidance and treatment who create hurdle in others life so they can’t gain their momentum..to lead a life of their ambitions.. and desires..they wanna took advantage of the sensitive people to treat them in their own ways for their own benefits.. They can be family members..friends …co..workers…any one..some times we really get upset by their behaviour and treatments because they don’t stop to create problems and panic for us,that Starting destroying our physical and mental health,how much we ignore them..save from them help them ..respect them.. they don’t stop their nature of getting pleasure and satisfaction by disturbing us even a lot time..for no reason.. So as we love and care them we tolerate their behaviour and help them to get through their burdens with our Smiling face and gestures..they for the time being nice and loving.. but all of a sudden they try to put you under pressure ..So life is a tough thing 😆😃🤣I feel by staying with such people for a long time.. we get strong and hard to face life..I feel this is a training for the people like us who care respect love..and be s source of reducing tension..with our soft behaviour..So Good to others is a blessing in Disguise..love care and respect all….God bless.

Lalie Nieto
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Great tips for handling stress Jonas💕 another tip is to pray so that you will be calm and to pray (in a positive way) for the situations and people that triggers you. Very effective! Also avoid the places that cause you stress. I’m at peace right now because I just passed by the church a few hours ago. Thank you Bryant and Jenni💕 I’m not aware of what’s happening around me and I don’t intend to know because j just want to be at peace😍

Vasudevan Bhattathir
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very good article for those who passes through stress situations I have lot of chances in life as Factory general manager few times there was serious accidents due to carelessness of some employ but I calmly handled the situation such as removing the injured to hospital and taking action to correct the mistakes so that such things never happen again . actually everybody has to face unfavorable conditions ,but it makes no good by worrying . instead we must handle it with a clam mind
as suggested doing meditation daily helps the mind to be collected and clam Faith in Divine will add to it . In such situations take few deep breaths and reflect for a second it will make our mind clam. we must be careful not allow the mind to wander it should be one pointed during meditation before going to sleep surrender all our doings at the feet of God
this article is very wonderful and everybody must try to apply in life Thank you again

Maya
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Maya

True

Tyrone M. DE GUZMAN...
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Tyrone M. DE GUZMAN...

Prayer is the best thing to do when we have a stressful situation. ItHi really helps us to stay calm when we have a problem. It gives us peace, as the bible says, that surpasses all understanding…prayer helps us not to worry. Thanks for thisletting article…

Kimberly
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Kimberly

I experienced a very stressful experience 2 weeks ago. My son lives 400 miles away and he just had a new baby. His mother in law lives across the street 🤔Well anyway she wouldn’t let me spend time with the baby. I didn’t expressed my feelings but my son was adamant that I can watch the baby. You know the mother in law came over to my son house to start a fight with me. I ignored her and kept walking out the door. She got mad at me because I didn’t pay attention to her. Well I kinda started jogging and she bumped me and I turned around and screamed at her B….. Get away from me and I felt heat coming out of my head. Well anyway I called my son and I really didn’t give him the whole story but his wife was involved and now I have mix feelings regarding her to because she is shady. It took 2 weeks for me to get over it. I kept thinking positive thoughts but I was so hurt, it really didn’t help.

Linda
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I can understand the hurt you must of felt. But now you still have a predicament. It could be even bothering your son & daughter -in-laws marriage ? You Don’t know, and Don’t ask none of your business. But, you need to rectify this situation, be the bigger person. Here is how I would do it: call the mom of your daughter-in-law and apologize for your behavior of calling her a B**ch. Just say it was inappropriate behavior on my part, and I wanted to apologize to you.
That’s the only apology you owe her. If she starts talking about something else just say ” I have to go, have a nice day.” Then you look like the good guy with your son & daughter-in-law. Then you can approach them with the other mother’s behavior. And All is well !😊

Liza Maria Tuatoo
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Liza Maria Tuatoo

Thank you for your article this morning. I have been practicing daily my gratitude attitude ,but this article revealed that 23% reduction in stress are its rewards. I would love to know more about this research. Thank you again. May you all be happier,safer, and free from suffering. Alofa.U lDusic

Angeliki Anastasia
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Wooooow Jonas xcellent advices!!! They are All very true!!! My biggest problem is sleep, and like you aforementioned, very intelligent Jonas,it is so important!!! When we sleep we upload energy just like a smart phone when it wears out it’s energy, it needs to fall asleep, get plugged in to it’s energy force in order to regenerate. All Your Advices are Amazing, Yoga, Gratitude 🙏 just like you said!!! My greatest relief tactic is crying because tears are the materialization of our souls!!!So when I release All that Stress, than I put my favorite music 🎶 🎼 🎵 on and start singing 🎤 and 💃 dancing!!! If anyone listens to me sing they will definitely pull their brains out and run into safety!!! Thank you so much, for uplifting my spirit!!!🙏🙏🙏🏆🏆🏆🥇🥇🥇🥇🏆🏆

Beatrice Hernandez
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It is important to try and remain calm when you are confronted by a careless and unfeeling person or
persons.
There are times when more than one person will become involved because what was said or done was so tasteless and cruel.
It can happen in the most comfortable familiar surroundings. It can be unexpected and unsettling.
It can produce a reaction where more than one person is affected.
Sometimes walking away helps.
It still leaves everyone else uncomfortable and stunned…
These times happen too frequently in our world..
Peace and calm is important…

Jeanine Ulliani
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Jeanine Ulliani

Hi
I use to let stress come to me. It took my awhile to teach myself that it’s just not worth it. The only person it is hurting is you so when a stresser comes up I ask myself is this worth my time and peace. My motto now is Peace Harmony and Serenity. And I protect it all the time.
Regards
Jeanine

Rick
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Say a quick prayer, Lord keep me calm and strong through this situation. This helps me a lot in a time of need.

Cheryl
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I am grateful for every resource that you guys put forth to help us in this season right here. I’m a person that can intercede and get a prayer through for others. However I struggle when it’s time to pray and receive a breakthrough for myself. So I’ve decided to believe and trust GOD just as passionate for myself as I ask for prayer needs to be met for others. Frankly I’m tired of stressing when GOD is actually BLESSING. I’m letting go of guilt, and self betrayal today. I’ve been spending hours in prayer but not really believing for great things properly on my behalf spirituallly. My intuition stays so really high these days and different ones issues are heavy on my heart. And I enjoy life as an intercessor and I plan to become more structured that I’m not stressed out.

Preet
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Preet

Thank you -)

Melissa Rose Rothschild
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Great article , Jonas !
Be the solution and don’t add or become the problem !
Love these suggestions.
Thank you .

Mousumi Das
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Mousumi Das

I stay absolutely calm whenever the opponent person is rude but if i m victimised by abusive behaviour ,i don’t shout but I raise my voice against it…i do hide my tears and don’t show my feelings of hurt evrn if i m shaken…There is no point arguing ….some things never change …

Desperate
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Desperate

Sounds like me.

Julia Kinandu
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Nice comment here

Ashley Laree
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Excellent tips, thank you for sharing with us! ❤

Julia Kinandu
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Wonderful tips. Love them and thanks so much.