The ability to stay calm and perform well under pressure, can make a huge difference in your business. And, being able to control your emotions in times of stress, enables you drive better results in every area of your life..
Here are five ways to stay calm in a stressful situation
Five Ways to Stay Calm in a Stressful Situation
1. Focus on solutions.
Rather than expanding your stress by worrying about other possibilities that could go wrong, focus on actions you should take to resolve the issue.
2. Eliminate negative self-talk.
A critical step in managing stress is to turn off negative self-talk. One way to do this is to ask a colleague if you your negative thoughts are indeed facts. By separating what you think to be true from what is true, you can eliminate a lot of unnecessary stress.
3. Reframe the situation.
Rather than thinking that the sky is falling. Back up and define what the actual problem is and is NOT. Then begin to seek a solution.
4. Create a strong support system.
You don’t need to resolve everything yourself. Acknowledge your weaknesses and ask for help from others who are more expert in this area. Often just discussing a problem with others will raise a solution that you might not have considered.
5. Disconnect to start fresh.
Leave your challenges at the door and escape to think about and deal with other issues. This often reboots your mind to come up with a fresh solution you’d have otherwise missed.