4 practical ways to stay calm in stressful situations

Feel yourself on the verge of a full-on freak-out? Turn to these four simple and easy ways to stay focused and make tough situations more bearable.


Say this to yourself with a deep breath ‘Stay Calm, Carry On.’ It sounds silly, but just say it and you’ll see.

Read about meditating. I’ve never officially meditated, but I’ve come across enough articles about meditation and breathing techniques to know the objective and imagine the feeling you’re left with. The idea is to do enough research to find ideas that you can relate to and focus on that feeling of inner calm and deeper mindfulness when you’re at the end of your rope. Make a conscious choice to be still instead of stressed.

Remove yourself from the situation. We are taught in life that we will only accomplish great successes if we grin, bear it and never give up, but there are many situations where it does you more good to leave than it does to stay.

Hold something (like a pen) in your hand and squeeze hard. Envision all the tension flowing from every part of your body to your hand and into the object.


What ways of staying grounded work for you?


3 Comments on “4 practical ways to stay calm in stressful situations”

  1. Babygirl says:

    I agree with everything except for the holding the pen and squeezing it. Not that it’s not good advice but anything that could be used as a weapon should not be in my hand lmao. I might throw it at someone. Great post.

  2. A true and excellent advice. We need them all to apply.

    A true and excellent advice. We need them all to apply.

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