How to Stay Calm in Stressful Situations: 7 Tips for Immediate Relief
INSIDE: Things are pretty chaotic right now with the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. The best thing we can all do is learn how to stay calm in stressful situations. This too shall pass! Tranquility, love, and thoughtfulness are what we need right now.
Things are rough out there right now and while our thoughts and prayers are with those most affected by the Coronavirus, we've also noticed that there are people panicking everywhere.
Panic only leads to chaos, and that is only going to make matters worse. What we all need to do is chill out and learn how to stay calm in stressful situations like these.
These 7 tips should help!
7 Tips for How to Stay Calm in Stressful Situations
Let's all do our best to be our best throughout this difficult time so that we can come out of this strong. Start with these tips...
Let the Situation Be What It Is
No matter what we are going through, whether it's a pandemic looming over us, a marital disagreement, or simply a stressful matter at work, we feel the most anxiety when we are fighting against what is happening.
In most cases, we can't change what is happening, at least not immediately. By not accepting what is happening, our bodies tense up, our minds go bonkers, and we panic.
When we look at the situation of the Coronavirus, we need to realize that panicking is only going to make matters worse. Our hands are tied right now. Many businesses have shut down or have moved to a remote work situation. We have been asked to stay in our homes and distance ourselves from each other.
The best thing we can do right now is give in and follow those requests. The sooner we do that, the sooner we can put this thing to bed.
So let this be a much needed time to slow down and enjoy some time with your family. You'll feel the stress melt away when you just let this situation be what it is.
Don't Make Assumptions
During chaotic times, there is a lot of hearsay going on, which only causes our minds to spiral out of control. The best thing you can do is not assume anything and get the facts from reliable sources, not from every person you talk to.
You know that game whisper down the lane? One person whispers something in someone's ear and that person whispers it in the next person's ear, and by the time it gets to the last person, it's nothing close to what it started out as.
That's exactly what happens when we hear things from every Tom, Dick and Harry. So don't assume anything is right until you check your facts.
Harvard Medical School is even urging people to be careful where they get their news about Coronavirus from.
Use Calming Crystals
Crystals and healing stones are one of nature's best tools for trying times because they emit different frequencies that can help us achieve what we desire. Here are some of the best crystals to use for stress:
Amethyst - Amethyst brings tranquility and calm to the body, mind, and spirit.
Rose Quartz - Rose Quartz is a gentle, nurturing crystal that inspires love, compassion, and forgiveness.
Aquamarine - Aquamarine's energy is soothing and peaceful, helping us attain harmony and go with the flow.
Calming Stress & Anxiety Healing Gemstone Collection - This collection of healing stones includes Black Jasper, Lepidolite, Rhodolite, Sodalite, Amazonite for ultimate stress and anxiety relief.
Up Your Self-Care
Knowing how to stay calm in stressful situations comes from having a solid foundation within. We can only put out into the world what we have within us, so we need to do the things that our body, mind, and spirit need to respond from a place of strength.
One of the best things you can do when you are feeling stressed is to exercise. When we get physical activity, it releases endorphins, which serve as natural painkillers and mood and energy boosters. Plus, they help us sleep. All of this helps us handle stress with much more ease.
Other self-care activities you can engage in to release stress include:
- Taking a hot bath
- Giving yourself a much needed manicure or pedicure (or going out and getting one once the quarantine is lifted)
- Curling up with a great book
- Eating nourishing foods
- Drinking a lot of water
Do what you need to do to be the best version of yourself. When you do that, everything else in your life will flow much more easily.
Read/Watch/Listen to Positive News
Especially during a time like this Coronavirus pandemic, we are surrounded by news that is scary, depressing, and stressful.
But did you know that there are also tons of people who are putting out positive information about it? And that's true no matter what is happening.
So if you want to know how to stay calm in stressful situations, you need to start by making responsible choices to step outside the mainstream and follow the people who are paving a way for positivity.
Here are some great examples of positive news or info surrounding the Coronavirus:
Meditation is without a doubt one of the best things we can do to reduce stress. It allows us to empty and open our minds, which puts us in a heightened state of awareness. It's an alertness that is also calm and peaceful.
When you meditate with crystals, the benefits are enhanced. In the heightened state produced by meditation, we are able to open up even more to the healing properties of crystals.
Be Grateful for the Good
In every situation, there is always something good that comes out of it, and that is what you need to put your attention on if you want to know how to stay calm in stressful situations.
For example, if we look at the Coronavirus, yes it is causing people to lose time at work, businesses to lose profits, and mass chaos at the grocery store, not to mention the tragedy of the deaths and illnesses.
But at the same time, it's leading to some much needed down time, quality time with loved ones, a break from the hustle and bustle of life we all complain about, as well as the world working together to resolve this problem.
Find as much you can to be grateful for, no matter how small it may seem, and focus on that. It's sure to lift your spirits and put you in a calm state of mind.
Final Thoughts on How to Stay Calm in Stressful Situations
As you can see, knowing how to stay calm in stressful situations really comes down to perspective and making the choices that help you to have a healthy perspective on things.
We'd love to hear what you do to stay calm in stressful situations. Please drop us a comment below!
* Crystals and stones should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Please read our full disclosure notice here.