We’ve all had one of those days. We spill coffee on our white shirt on our way to an important meeting. Our basement starts flooding as we’re in between insurance contracts. Or we finally get that vacation that we’ve been waiting for all year, only to come down with the flu.
Stress can come in all shapes and sizes and certainly is never fun. As overwhelming as it can be to feel the effects of difficult situations, it’s important to try to grab the reins. Without giving yourself the tools to do the best to handle things as a reasonable adult, all hope is lost.
When it comes to the basics of keeping your cool when you’re in hot water, here are the best ways to go about it.
Remember Things Could Always Be Worse
One of the most important things to remember when you’re having a stressful moment is that things could always be harder. The situation could always be worse. Rather than allowing yourself to believe that you’re the unluckiest person in the world and start to buy into doom and gloom, take a moment to calm yourself and be grateful for what is going right.
The moment that you start to become aware of all of the things that are going right instead of wrong, your life begins to transform before your very eyes. Allowing yourself to give in to the panic will only make it more intensified.
Focus on The Solution and Not The Problem
When you find yourself in a stressful situation, it can be easy to start to dwell on the problem. You start to feel your wheels spin as you find yourself in a rut replaying the problem over and over in your head.
However, when you do this, you aren’t making any progress. Imagine if you used all that energy to come up with a solution rather than acknowledging the problem again and again. Not only will your stress be lessened, but it will be gone entirely once you fix it.
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help.
Many people who find themselves in a tough spot are too proud to ask for help. They fear that they’re putting people in an inconvenient position or will be perceived as weak.
However, it’s not only encouraged to ask for help sometimes, but it will permit others to do the same. By allowing other people to help you when you’re in need, you’re making the entire world a better place.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends and family and ask for a helping hand or shoulder to cry on.