Natural Stress Relief Tip: Stay Calm When Tensions Rise

Staying calm is essential in maintaining successful relationships.

StayCalmI have to consciously remind myself each day  of this vitally important natural stress relief tip: it is important to stay calm in all circumstances, especially when it comes to maintaining relationships, whether at work or at home.

Sometimes, without realizing it, we may let others rob us of our peace of mind. Over the years, I realized that is essential that I avoid allowing others to upset my peace of mind.  It’s a fact that there will be times when people and situations at work can drive me to the point of “near insanity”.  It’s not always possible for me to avoid disagreements at work. Difficult ( and oftentimes unreasonable) people tend to test my patience, but I avoid giving in to the temptation to react negatively.  And sometimes the temptation is strong!  ( If you’ve ever been there then you know what I am talking about).

Yet, I realize that blasting out my frustrations would not make things any better, on the contrary that is guaranteed to make things worse.  Like adding fuel to an already raging fire.  On the other hand, being cool portrays maturity. When others see that I am behaving maturely, I am able to gain their confidence. I am reliable enough to make thoughtful choices that result in me gaining the respect and confidence of others.

When I keep a cool head, I can better consider how the situation impacts everyone involved, and I can better evaluate how detrimental it would be to allow my words to further escalate the already tense situation. Another benefit of taking the time to remain calm is that  I am able to consider various points of view. This approach allows me to make unbiased decisions. 

I treat others with deserved respect because I remain calm. I know that anger can sometimes cause me to say offensive things, so I avoid expressing my anger spontaneously.  I’ve learned the value of staying calm, allowing my feelings to cool down, and expressing my anger in another setting.

I now know that my ability to stay calm and be guided by a steady head is the secret to successful relationships, both at work and at home.  That’s why I am committed to keeping my behavior towards others respectful, regardless of how tense the situation might get.  And should it become impossible for me to keep my calm, then I choose to walk away and let emotions settle.  I am determined not to allow anyone to rob me of my peace!

What about YOU?  Share your thoughts in the comment box below:

  1. How quickly do you catch yourself when you realize you are reacting negatively?
  2. Which circumstances make it okay for you to react angrily?
  3. What are some of the strategies you can employ to help you stay cool, calm, and collected?


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About Darlene

Darlene is passionate and enthusiastic about helping women simplify their lives, develop stress resilience, regain balance, and find happiness, despite the personal storms life throws at them. She has published a popular series of stress management books which focus on simple, practical and healthy stress relief strategies, as well as provide FREE resources and services that help women become more stress-resilient.

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