We live in stressful times. Sometimes, it can get overwhelming. You may feel like you have so many things to do that you don't have time to figure out how to do them, or even what the point of doing any of them is in the first place. When that happens, a growing body of research suggests you should take a deep breath and keep calm — literally. If you're having trouble keeping your cool, here are some strategies for finding your inner peace and quieting your anxieties:
Acknowledge it and accept that you cannot control everything.
Focus on what you can control.
Try to be more flexible, patient, and tolerant of others.
Understand that everyone is different, so try to be more understanding and compassionate towards others.
Try to be more empathetic towards other people's feelings, even if they are different from yours.
Stop ignoring it and face it.
Don’t ignore it.
Don’t hide from it.
Don’t pretend it hasn't happened and you're not afraid.
Let it out.
Part of the reason we feel so anxious is that we don't want to talk about our problems, but it can actually be helpful to do just that. If you're feeling anxious, try talking about your problems with someone you trust (a friend or family member). Talking about your feelings may help you figure out solutions and give you the support you need.
Another way to let your feelings out is by writing down what's bothering you in a journal or blog post. Putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) makes it much easier for us to process our thoughts and emotions without having another human being there to judge us. If this isn't something that appeals to you, consider exercising as an outlet for stress relief instead!
If none of these ideas work for calming yourself down, try doing something creative like painting or sculpting—it can be incredibly therapeutic! Or take a walk outside where there's some greenery around; even just 10 minutes outside will make an improvement in how calm and relaxed we feel when we return back home again later on down the road after lounging around all day long doing nothing useful whatsoever...
Focus on the positives.
Focus on the positives.
The next time you find yourself getting upset or angry, take a step back and try to identify what is making you feel this way. Is it something that can be changed? If so, think about what steps need to be taken in order for that change to happen. Are there other ways of dealing with the situation that would be more effective than anger? You may want to write down some options so they are accessible when you need them.
Remember that anger isn't always bad—it can help motivate us into taking action against injustice or injustice itself (like when we're mad at someone who wrongs us).
Make a to-do list.
To keep things in perspective, it's important to break down your goals and objectives into manageable tasks. A to-do list can help you do that by giving you a visual representation of what needs to be done.
Make sure that the items on your list are prioritized based on urgency and importance. If an item isn't urgent but is important enough to get done soon, move it up higher on your list so that it gets more attention sooner rather than later.
Once you've made a list of things that need doing and have prioritized those tasks according to importance, consider whether or not you have the time or resources needed for each one (and if not, add additional items until each requires only what is available).
Try to meditate
The first step is to remove the clutter from your mind. You can do this by taking time to meditate every day. Let's have time to look into your mind objectively. Five minutes is fine, ten minutes are fine, before starting the day, let's make your own quiet space and sit comfortably, close your eyes and look back on your mind.
Let's think about the feelings that come up in a hurry and realize that these are not real at the moment and throw them out of our minds. If you throw them away one by one then you will be able to calm down and find your way through life smoothly. If you work with that calm mind then it will be easier for you.
Go for a walk or run.
Exercise can help you relax, sleep better and feel better about yourself. It can also relieve stress, increase your confidence and even make you more positive. Some people use exercise to escape from their problems or find a distraction from them. Others might use it as a way to reconnect with themselves and their goals.
Many people believe that exercise is more effective at relieving stress than other methods of relaxation because it provides endorphins – chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers for physical and emotional pain. While this may not be true for every person, research has shown that regular exercise reduces anxiety and depression symptoms by 50 percent or more (1). Exercise has also been shown to improve sleep quality so if you're having trouble sleeping through the night, try going for a run before bedtime!
Taking a moment to take care of yourself can help you feel better about the situation and give you a clearer head to deal with it.