3 Easy Ways to Stay Calm at Work

3 Easy Ways to Stay Calm at Work

We’ve all been there: when everything at work seems to be going wrong. Find out how to stay calm at work in even the worst crisis. We all have those moments where everything is going wrong, and we can’t help but feel our hear rate jack up to a million times a second. Even without that “oh no” moment when we make a mistake, it can be easy to get over-stressed and panicked during the workday, and let everything else fall to the wayside. Here’s how to prevent that stress, keep calm, and stay on track and productive.   Mindfulness During a stressful situation, you might be thinking, “how can I be mindful of anything except my panic and sense of impending doom?” Well, mindfulness is actually focusing on the panic or worry, not shying away from it. According to Harvard Business Review, it’s a way to “learn to stay present, participate in regulating our own nervous system, and eventually, develop new, more free and helpful ways of interacting.” This is done by “noticing we are provoked”, like when you start sweating and feel your heart rate go up.  Then, when you’re completely aware of every (manageable) thing happening to your body; you’re making a choice to be “put and present, to be curious and explore your experience.” Basically, instead of sweating and blindly feeling like the world’s going to collapse, you pay attention to the situation at hand, and say “hey, I feel a little jittery, and my body is nervous, but I’m going to be okay”.   Breathing Those TV shows were (partially) right when the depicted someone...