Staying calm and collected in this stressful world is getting harder by the day. Recently, the pandemic has even made it worse. Life is currently full of chaos, from politics to the economy, to normal day to day work activities.
But how do you stay calm amidst all the rush and noise in the busy world?
Well, it all boils down to you. You need to develop the attitude and have the push to declutter. You should be committed to stepping out of the chaos and making your life better.
The wold will not stop or/and slow down to accommodate your slow speed. Therefore, you need to work hard to keep pace with life. Life will move on, with or without your contribution. Therefore, it is important that you keep up with the speed by working on your responsibilities and personal objectives.
Life is a system, it is made up of many moving parts. From relationships, business, job, education, family among others. It is upto you to find a way to balance all these and give them the attention that they require. Sometimes all these can fall apart and may lead to living a stressful life.
Regardless of how busy you are, you should always console yourself by acknowledging that other people are in even worse situations. Therefore, you need to find a way to stay sane in the middle of all the stress brought by life.
Why should you stay calm?
As life goes on, things are becoming even more chaotic. Therefore, in order to achieve your objectives, you need to find a way to stay calm, but still handle all your responsibilities and achieve your set goals.
The approach may differ from one person to the other, depending on how resilient, tolerant, and patient you are. Staying calm should not be confused with not taking action or relaxing when things get heated. It involves developing your systems and routines for handling chaotic situations.
Life-changing decisions should only be made when you have a cool composure and your mind is calm enough to come up with better decisions. Therefore, you have to find ways to maintain your cool, to make a good and informed decisions. Staying calm will help you avoid making emotional or reactional decisions that you will regret in the future.
How do you stay calm amidst all the chaos in the world?
It goes without saying that there is no one-size-fits all approach. Because staying calm in this busy world is a personal attribute, that entirely depend ons one’s personality.
But here are some well known tips and tricks for staying calm when everything around you seems all heated up:
Declutter – If you feel things are moving so fast, then it either means that you took a bigger bite than you can chew or you procrastinated on some tasks. To stay focused on the tasks that have bigger returns, you will have to offload some unnecessary jobs on your schedule. Do not take new jobs if you already have a pile of pending tasks. Learn to say NO, delegate some jobs to someone else if possible. Not all tasks are equal. Concentrate on the tasks with greater value.
Identify what causes chaos – The first step in staying calm and composed is to know what is causing you not to be calm. Then work backward to find ways of eliminating them. Once you acknowledge what is stressing you up, you will be able to develop mechanisms to act on them even before they affect your set goals.
Find peace within yourself – The change will start with you. You are the only person who will help ‘you’ to stay cool. Therefore, you need to find the trigger in you that helps you stay cool when things seem to be noisy and disorganized.
Don’t worry yourself too much – Sometimes you will have to completely ignore things that stress you up. Some circumstances will just resolve themselves when you ignore them. For instance, when you see a neighbor is arguing with the spouse, try not to get into it, because they will just resolve the issue themselves. Getting involved will just add to your list of things that you would wish you never involved yourself in the first place.
Consider Exercise – Working out, or simply finding time to walk your dog or run around the block can release the stress and help your mind stay calm, resolve and cool even when the world seems to be spinning faster. Once you shower after a workout, you will feel refreshed and even more creative to handle new tasks.