The cathphrase “Keep Calm And Carry On” is thought to originated from world war two but it become very popular in last ten years in British life. It’s such significant message to embrace tough and stressful times. When the global economy collapsed this message seem to become the motto to millions of people.
Being calm in the daily face of stress is not as easy thought. When time is ticking and you need to finish your project the stress builds up. When your boss has ordered you to multitask and you messed it all, staying calm is not an option. When the daily routine is going not as planned and your personal life is turnning sour facing stress feels like giving up.
To handle everyday challenges, that are throwing at us, to deal with pressure and uncertainity we need to learn and be tranquil.
Here are some simple ways to deal with stress and yet keep calm.
1. Plan ahead.
Having a plan for daily tasks can help make your life simple and less stressful. Sometimes even for separate situations you should have two plans, just in case one doesn’t work.
2. Set your priorities.
Whatever you have to do notice which is your priority thing that needs to get done first. Then carry on with less important stuff. In the end if something didn’t finish there is not worries as they can wait until next day.
3. Move away from a stressful situation.
We can’t plan everything simply because there are things that happen out of our control. If you find yourself in one of these scenarios best thing to do is leave the situation. When stress is buliding up stop interacting with the stressor.
4. Take a break.
Get outside in the fresh air and take some deep breaths. Even if it’s for five minutes, it would do you good.
5. Count to ten.
Also a quick effective way to calm yourself down is counting to ten slowly.
6. Do one thing at a time.
Multitasking more often leads to chaos. So do one thing at time. Pay attention until is done to it’s best. Then start a new task.
7. Be flexible.
Quite often we have to deviate from our plan as situations evolve. In that case we change our priority and deal with new issue… We are humans. Remember that. When situations change we take a moment to think, then carry on.
Meditation is all about sitting quiet and accepting the present time. Just be there in a mindfulness moment. It’s proven scientifically the benefits of meditation.
It’s easy to meditate.
- Start by finding a quiet place without distractions and iterruptions. Turn all electronic devices off.
- Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. After few minutes you can focus on other senses too. Like your thoughts. Notice all your thoughts without judgment.
- Mindfulness meditation help calm and relax even through stressful days.
9. Seek professional help.
At hard times might nothing work. If you notice the stress is keeping you down and seriously interfering with your life then reach out for help. Don’t suffer alone in silence. Talk to friends and professionals.
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