How do you stay calm?

Discussion in 'Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)' started by Kelculator, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Kelculator

    Kelculator Active Member

    Just wondering... How does one stay calm in a stressful situation? I am currently under an extremely stressful situation about school and tests, since i have been procrastinating the whole Easter. I am worried about having still no motivation in the future, and encountering failure or getting into trouble right now. How do I stay calm? Any suggestions?
     
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  3. Rinka

    Rinka Moderator Staff Member

    Oh don’t worry about motivation. It’s important for you to find something that you have interest in and then you will have the motivation.
    School is just annoying, but kinda needed.
    Is there anything in your interest for that you would need to have good grads or something like that?
    Also, I feel like a druggy person here, L-Theanine can help with anxiety, brain fog and boosts the mental performance.
     
  4. Kelculator

    Kelculator Active Member

    Well... I am stuck here with some ridiculous exams, a learning environment that gives nithing more than an exam and lazy vibe (from my classmates), and that's it. I am this kind of a dreamer who is into arts, expressing myself through words, connecting with others, and all those artsy and poetic stuff. This just doesn't suit ms, and i feel like im in this well.... rebellious stage where i question everything i have to go through, and am just whining mentally about how this isn't meant for me. But because of environmental factors, im pretty much stuck here. I really am trying to make the best out of this, I am trying I guess.
     
  5. Forever_Jung

    Forever_Jung New Member

    Why stay calm?

    As long as you're not hurting anybody, not being calm is perfectly okay. Maybe your irascibility is telling you something; I bet it's telling you to do something you love.

    Aside from this, I find soaking my feet in ice water helps me settle when I have to sit in front of a screen and focus.
     
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  6. Kelculator

    Kelculator Active Member

    I wanted ti stay calm so I don't have toexperience that unsettling feeling jn my chest, that's all. But yes, I guess there isn't really a big point to do that. Thamks fir the advice, I will find a time to try that out.
     
  7. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    Distraction.
    I always have a cell phone game going to force my brain to focus on the game instead of my symptoms.
    But, when that doesn't help...I try to go to bed,take a nap or go down for the night it depends on what hour it happens.
     
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  8. Kelculator

    Kelculator Active Member

    that's interesting! I may end up playing for hours and procrastinate though, lol. Thanks for the advice :)
     
  9. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    If I'm about to have a panic attack I take a deep breath and hold it in. Then I let it out slowly. If I'm having a bad day with PTSD then I play a game, do some writing or go to bed and watch a dvd. Depending on how bad it is.
     
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  10. Kelculator

    Kelculator Active Member

    I'm sorry to know you struggle with PTSD Jane. Thanks for the advice, I think distractions like the ones you listed do work the best in these situations.
     
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  11. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    I'm learning to live with it. Some days are worst than others though. When I procrastinate on a game I feel disappointed with myself though.
     
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  12. Kelculator

    Kelculator Active Member

    Why is that the case ?
     
  13. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Why do I feel bad about procrastinating? Because I have a good intelligent mind on me and instead of playing a game, I could be more productive.
     

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