How to Calm Your Nerves and Stay Cool: 15 Tips That Work

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How to Calm Your Nerves and Stay Cool: 15 Tips That Work

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When a serious situation arises at work, your first instinct may be to panic. Unfortunately, severe anxiety and stress can result in a complete meltdown. This response can cause long term damage to your health and lower your ability to perform optimally.

1. Just breathe.

2. Then think of the consequences.

3. Remember: It’s not always about you.

4. Take it just one small – or tiny – step at a time.

5. Question your perspective.

6. What would someone else do?

7. Cycle fully focused work with 100% rest.
 

8. Remember to keep things extremely simple.

9. Ask instead of guessing.

10. Be 10 minutes early.

11. Reduce your to-do list.

12. Go for a 5-15 minute laugh break.

13. Take some time for yourself in nature.

14. Ask for help.

15. Had a setback? Then be your own best friend.