Staying Calm During Stressful Situations

Author: K&E Professional Accounting Associates | | Categories: calmingstrategies , destressing , reducingstress , stayingcalm

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The past year and a half has stressed everyone throughout the world. No matter how good your coping mechanisms are, there has been an impact on our mental health globally. Experiencing the pandemic has made us: anxious, depressed, and traumatized. Some of us are lonely. The effects of the pandemic are reflective of your personality, lifestyle, and demographics. Disadvantaged groups have been challenged more by the pandemic and our work situation also factors into how stressed we have become.

Staying calm, has become of even greater importance as we gradually work our way out of this pandemic.

“When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.” – LL Cool J.

Research has proven that those who can remain calm in challenging situations are much more successful in all that they do. It’s the person who remains calm, who stays in control of any challenging situations that they may encounter. Staying calm when you are not in a challenging situation is important as well, because anxiety is cumulative. So even if you are not in a challenging situation, if you have been in one and not felt in control, then you have already built up stress from the situation and you will carry it with you. That’s why it is so important to find the activities and strategies that work best for you to calm yourself. When you identify that you are feeling stressed, these activities and strategies should be your go-to tool in your toolbox to help you destress and reduce the build of stress in your body.

 “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar

When you are feeling stressed and anxious; breathe, admit that you are anxious and angry, challenge your thoughts, release the anxiety and anger, visualize yourself calm, think the situation through, change your focus, relax your body. Then choose your customized calming tool that you know works for you.

Annie Lennox offered ideas from her listeners on her August 9th, 2021, Vlog (7) Watch | Facebook. We also asked people on Facebook what they do to stay calm. Here is a list that combines the suggestions from both forums. Please feel free to choose the ones that help you to remain calm or calm down if you are stressed.

Get some fresh air                                           Meditation                                         Go for a walk                     

Do some deep breathing                                Read the Psalms in the Bible          Journal your feelings                                     

Play the piano, or any other instrument                                                                  Have a cup of coffee                                 

Watch a nature TV channel                            Chant                                                  Cloud watch                                                      

Pray                                                                    Have a cup of tea                               Feel gratitude                                   

 Create art                                                         Eat Nutella                                          Go to the gym                                                  

Watch birds                                                       Ride horses                                         Garden                                                                

Paint                                                                   Do photography                                 Light candles                                     

Stroke pets                                                        Do crossword puzzles                        Sit under a tree                                

Hug a tree                                                         Go to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy                                                      

Be in nature                                                      Cook                                                      Swim                                                    

Sleep                                                                  Bake                                                      Drink wine                                         

Sing along to the radio                                   Dance                                                    Play solitaire     

Draw                                                                  Exercise                                                 Do stretches                                     

Be mindful                                                        Turn off your cell phone                     Escape from all electronics          

Drink lots of water                                           Read a calming book                          Visit nature                                        

Colour in your colouring book                       Do an act of kindness                         Take a short break                          

Don’t sweat the small stuff                            Eat ice-cream                                       Try to understand why you are anxious 

Cut out a new quilt

If it’s your accounting that is stressing you out, we can help. Just visit our website Accounting Firm Winnipeg Manitoba | Tax Accountants Winnipeg ( and schedule a phone call with one of our accounting specialist.


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