Remaining calm isn’t easy, especially in the busy, sometimes chaotic world that we live in. Having a stressful, chaotic life has become such a norm in our society that we often magnify individuals that have seemingly mastered the art of remaining calm in the midst of chaos. We often see such people with large followings. They write books, we see them in interviews, and we post their quotes all over our social media pages, hoping to someday have our lives together as these “gurus” seemingly do.
But you don’t have to be a celebrity and you don’t have to have published a best seller book on being calm. Your life does not have to be perfectly put together and you don’t have to wait for a miracle to fall out of the sky or a huge sign to begin cultivating the art of remaining calm. The art of remaining calm (though not always easy) is actually very simple.
Today, we’ll look at the different steps to remain calm in highly stressful, chaotic situations… for our mental and even physical well-being.
Good-hearted people often want to intervene in chaotic situations, in order to calm everything & everyone down, but it’s easy to get sucked into the chaos that way. While there’s nothing wrong with trying to diffuse an escalated situation, it’s important to remember that you cannot calm the world, however, you can calm yourself.
We usually don’t put much thought into breathing, but as often as you can remember during your day, take slow, deep breaths. Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. The next time you’re feeling anxious, try slowly inhaling deeply through your nose and exhale slowly through your mouth. As you blow air out, purse your lips slightly. You can repeat this breathing exercise for several minutes and it can be done standing up, sitting down, or lying down.
Listen To Relaxing Music
What’s considered relaxing music will vary from person to person. Whatever music relaxes you, listen to it multiple times every day. Music is very powerful…that goes without saying. Sometimes, we can get so wrapped up in our favorite song, that it often goes unnoticed what effects it can have on our body & state of mind. Music has a powerful ability to relax our minds and bodies … it can even bring us joy. Whenever you need to relax from a chaotic situation or need to prepare to enter a chaotic situation, play the songs that relax and uplift you.
Listening To Your Body
Our bodies are constantly sending signals to communicate with us. Listen to them. You may need a rest day, a break..or you may just need some food & water. If there’s constant discomfort in your body & mind, you should see a doctor. Chronic, untreated stress can lead to disorders and sicknesses. Always listen to the signals your body sends. It could save you.
These tips should be practiced every day, so that when chaos hits, (and it eventually will) you have steps in place to help you remain calm. Remember. You have endured 100% of the obstacles you faced in the past.. and you will continue to not only endure, but conquer 100% of the obstacles that you will face in the future.
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