Keeping Calm & Staying in Control

Keeping calm and staying in control.

? That is the most effective way to get through a crisis or emergency situation.

I’ve got a story ? for you….

But…. it’s not always as easy as that, is it?

Let me tell you a story (in the video) about what happened this morning… and how the crisis was controlled. ??

Control is one of those concepts that can either be positive or negative.

Let’s take a look into some of the things I talk about in today’s video ??

✅ Controlling your emotions and how YOU handle a stressful situation is the positive.

Allowing other people’s emotional stress and crisis situation affect your behaviour, thought process and actions is the negative.

So how can you manage stressful situations:

If you can’t change the stressor, change yourself.

You can adapt to stressful situations and regain your sense of control by changing your expectations and attitude.

•Look at the big picture.

Take perspective of the stressful situation. Ask yourself how important it will be in the long run. Will it matter in a month? A year? Is it really worth getting upset over? If the answer is no, focus your time and energy elsewhere.

•Adjust your standards.

Perfectionism is a major source of avoidable stress. Stop setting yourself up for failure by demanding perfection. Set reasonable standards for yourself and others, and learn to be okay with “good enough.”

•Practice gratitude.

When stress is getting you down, take a moment to reflect on all the things you appreciate in your life, including your own positive qualities and gifts. This simple strategy can help you keep things in perspective.

•Don’t try to control the uncontrollable.

Many things in life are beyond our control, particularly the behavior of other people. Rather than stressing out over them, focus on the things you can control such as the way you choose to react to problems.

•Look for the upside.

When facing major challenges, try to look at them as opportunities for personal growth. If your own poor choices contributed to a stressful situation, reflect on them and learn from your mistakes.

•Manage your time better

Poor time management can cause a lot of stress. When you’re stretched too thin and running behind, it’s hard to stay calm and focused. Plus, you’ll be tempted to avoid or cut back on all the healthy things you should be doing to keep stress in check, like socializing and getting enough sleep

•Prioritize tasks.

Make a list of tasks you have to do, and tackle them in order of importance. Do the high-priority items first. If you have something particularly unpleasant or stressful to do, get it over with early. The rest of your day will be more pleasant as a result.

And when all else fails……

Just breathe. Take deep breaths. And remember…

There is ALWAYS a solution for everything. ❤️

Reach out, I’d love to chat with you.

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