Telling yourself to keep calm in the midst of frenzied madness is enough to trigger, and keep you in, an anxious state of mind. One reason we feel that way when we're trying to control hecticity, is we feel out of control! Ironic but manageable. Here’s how to find your “calm.”
First off, if you understand that CONTROL is one of the issues, you can step back for a moment, take stock of what's creating that state of panic or anxiety, and categorize the details.
Is it that there's too much to do and not enough time? Then TIME is the thing you have to control.
Is it a task that's so herculean that you're paralyzed by the sheer nature of it and don't know where to start? Then ORGANIZATION may be the thing you have to control.
Is it another person and your interaction with them that you're trying to manage? Then your DESIRED OUTCOME is the focus of where you need to look at your control center.
With each one of these scenarios, taking a step back, getting a little distance, taking a DEEP BREATH and breaking it down is the greatest way to manage those frenetic feelings. Once you are able to obtain some form of control, you will find your “calm.” This way, we can push aside those overwhelming emotions that are standing in the way of achievement.
Just knowing you have the capacity to control and manage any situation you're confronted with will empower you to set up the structure to achieve your goals. That, plus a little perspective, a step back to make sense of what's fueling your anxiety, a few good deep breaths, and a strategy to tackle each piece one-by-one, is the antidote to most hectic situations. This is how you replace STRESS with CALM... through CONTROL!
RE:INVENTING Your Life comes in all shapes and sizes and my advice is to incorporate this thought process, and approach to adversity, into your day to day routine. This could be your greatest Reinvention, however, you must be willing to put in the work to understand how to control most facets of your life, evoke the “calm,” and let them empower you to tackle anything life throws at you.
Go ahead, RE:INVENT Your Life! What Are You Waiting For?
Enjoy and #HappyReinventing!
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