Everyone feels stressed for time sometimes. Sometimes I just had and bad day and want to go home to peace and quiet.
It’s seems like on those days everything that could go wrong does. That’s when we made mistakes. I have accidentally hit the “reply all” instead of instead of “reply” in an e-mail or a text. As soon as My finger left the key, panics struck. I almost immediately begin worrying about the negative actions I will get and who I might make mad.
Can you relate to this feeling of dread and panic? Does your behavior when stressed tend to harm other people. Do you get upset when you overthink things.
Given the demands most of us experience. I’m sure everyone has wanted a done over from time to time.
If we could stay calm in stressful situations or not to overthink our mistakes with meaningless scenarios. We could stay much calmer.
Training your brain
If we can train out brain to be our ally instead of our foe when stressed, we would be able to stay calm.
Here are some behaviors you help you stay calm under pressure.
Be Grateful- people who are grateful for the positive things in their lives have lower stress levels. Being grateful can give you increased energo, positive moods, and a healthy sense of well-being. If you begin your day calmer it will be easier to stay calm when you feel stressed.
Think positive- when under stress, if you can think of a positive situation or thought. It will distract you brain from dwelling on the stressful situation. Which feeds off its self. Think positive thoughts allows your brain to keep stress low and shifts it’s attention to a stress-free in your brain.
The greatest tool against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
Go off the grid- turn off your electronics, cell phone, computers and totally disengage. Other wise you are in danger of frying to brain or getting burned out. Feeling overwhelmed is your emotions reaction to stressful situations and are bound to put you over the edge.
Not allowing yourself to unplug will not give your brain the opportunity to rest, de-stress and recharge, making manageable irritations feel unimaginable. Nothing is that important to not take time for yourself and relax.
Get sleep- when we are sleep deprived normal stress are blown out of proportion, often feeling insurmountable. After a good night’s sleep the same stress with not feel like such a big deal. Rest easy that everything will turn out just fine.
Be active- physical activity keeps your mind and body healthy. You don’t have to be a health nut to gain the benefits from physical activity has on your health and well being.
Positive activity helps your nervous system to calm down, which is necessary to stay calm in stressful situations.
Meditation-helps with stress, and lowers blood pressure and helps you stay calm in stressful situations.
Don’t play a victim- when things don’t go as planned avoid the “oh poor me”thinking. playing a victim only adds stress to what is already a stressful situation.
We can not control all stressors that happen in our life, but we can control how we respond to them.
Eat a Healthy diet- food provides food and gives us a foundation for a healthy brain. If the brain is not oxygenated it is impossible to stay calm under stress.
Breathe deep breaths- inhale deeply into your chest filling your chest and stomach up with air,then exhaling slowly and deliberately. Counting to ten in and out on eat breath. To breathe stress out of your body.
Keep it in perspective-ask yourself, what is the worse thing that can happen? Will it make a difference a year from now?
Chances are it won’t matter and will not cause a life disaster. Sure you might get yelled at by a boss or someone else but no-one is going to die. Everyone makes mistakes it’s a natural part of life.
Everyone will calm down and it will blow over. It will be forgotten and people will forgive you. Move on.