9 Tips To Stay Cool When There Is Panic Around You.

9 Tips To Stay Cool When There Is Panic Around You.

The general situation looks - and is in many cases - somewhat pressing. Either because we are called upon to find our feet in unprecedented conditions, or because our obligations to work remain elevated, in an exposed environment. Of course,

our concern for more general developments is not difficult to affect our psychosocial balance.


But there are people who work under stressful conditions for much of their working life. They thus acquire some 'defenses' which, if not, may prove useful to us to one degree or another. 


We're talking about people who work as firefighters, pilots or have big responsibilities in the finances of a business or - to put it today - working in the public health field! So what do they all have in common? They are called upon to have a clear mind and to make important decisions under pressure. So here's how they do it:


1. They remain positive.

By having a negative attitude to the challenges you face, you can create an avalanche of negative emotions that can lead you to a vicious emotional cycle.

Look at barriers as opportunities for learning and hard missions as opportunities to show yourself above all else what you are capable of creating.



2. Avoid caffeine.

The last thing you need when you have a lot on your plate is the excessive amount of caffeine in your system. Caffeine alone will further stimulate areas of your brain that cause you to feel depressed. Choose the water. If you are 'not working' without coffee, consider consuming the minimum amount you need.


3. They make jokes.

If you ever find yourself on an aircraft deck, you are likely to hear the pilots tease each other and joke about the imminent danger they face daily. Do they not feel fear? No, it's that they manage it with humor. Laughing releases hormones that relax you and allow you to take control.


4. Determine the stress factor.

Resetting exactly what makes you anxious is the first step in overcoming these feelings. The ability to recognize the enemy allows you to understand what your weaknesses are and which of your forces are likely to be useful to you in any given situation. Just like with a child who is afraid of the dark, things are not so scary when you fully understand them.


5. Unzip.

Taking the time you need to avoid a situation and relax can help you reorient your thoughts and see things more clearly. Take a stroll, read a book or watch a movie. Just do something to get out of the situation that makes you work. You'll be much more effective at solving problems once you take the time to rejuvenate your mind.


6. Make a plan.

Once you fully understand what you are dealing with, you can develop a plan step by step to reach your goal. A successful tactic is to return to your goal. Identify each step with this criterion to have clear thoughts. Nothing helps you stay calm like a clear and good design.


7. Relax.

Don't sacrifice your sleep! This would lead you to health problems maybe not in the short term but definitely in the long run. But you will certainly be less effective, which is something we do not want to happen. A tired mind unable to think clearly, it is difficult to remain calm, especially when you are undergoing a mental test.


8. They ask for help.

No one is invulnerable, and even more so it is perfectly human to learn to ask for help when you really need it. So take advantage of people in your network who have skills and knowledge you don't have. Most of the time, people are happy to help in any way they can. Feeling that someone is supporting you is a great way to stay calm.


9. Proper preparation.

This may also include intellectual preparation - at the level of education for example - but also practice. To make ourselves a less stressful situation, the best thing to do is to have all the necessary supplies at our disposal. Experience in these situations is a valuable guide to dealing with difficulties with calmness and prudence.


By Dr Angel,

Aggeliki Koskeridou

Holistic Doctor – Counseling Psychotherapist

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

MSc Health Psychology


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