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How to Calm Down: Quick Ways to Control Yourself in Anger & Anxiety

How to Calm Down Yourself Quickly

Sometimes it becomes hard to control our emotions. Some unexpected situations, health problems, feeling of sudden loss and many other unpredictable conditions trigger emotions badly. Fortunately, there are certain ways to calm down yourself that can help to get rid of such upsetting emotions.

In this write up we are discussing about different conditions that cause distressing situations and possible techniques that will help you to know how to calm down yourself quickly.

How to Calm Down Yourself?

Frustration, anxiety, upcoming events like exams, results, interview and presentation can also trigger your emotions in bad manner and cause disturbing conditions. Certain calming techniques such as; yoga, exercise, get together with friends, visit to calm place are some of the best ways to calm down yourself quickly.

Let’s find out effective ways on how to stay cool in different situations…

How to Calm Yourself Down When Frustrated?

How to Calm Yourself Down When Frustrated
How to Calm Yourself Down When Frustrated

Frustration is a common emotional response related to anger and disappointments. Causes of frustration are varied which might be internal or external.

Inability to accomplish individual goals, lack of confidence or fear are considered to be the main causes responsible for internal frustration. External causes of frustration can be varied from one person to another. Thus, it’s hard to define common causes of external frustration.

Calming yourself is the best way to get rid of such frustrating situations. There are several ways that you can follow to calm yourself down when frustrated, such as:

  • Diverting yourself is the best technique to calm your mind
  • Avoid tasks that frustrate you
  • Regular practice of meditation
  • Excuse yourself for a moment and stop what you are doing
  • Try to spend time with whom you feel calm

How to Calm Yourself Down from Anxiety?

How to Calm Down in Anxiety
How to Calm Down in Anxiety

Anxiety or panic attack is something which should not be avoided. Self-analysis on some anxiety symptoms such as, what you are doing, how you are behaving, what you are feeling and what you are thinking can help you to calm down from panic attacks.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and panic attacks (racing heart, nausea, tremors, and intense fear are symptoms of panic attacks.) can be managed by practicing several mind calming techniques such as;

  • Breathe deeply to reduce the hyperventilation
  • Focus on your senses to control the constant flaw of thoughts
  • Forced yourself to do something which can distract yourself from your phobia
  • Do exercise to relax your muscles
  • Do not ignore and suppress your emotions
  • Think of something which is positive and make you feel happy
  • Focus your thoughts by writing down your feelings
  • Music therapy for anxiety works effectively
  • Arrange a get together with your friends or family

How to Stay Cool Before Exams, Results, Interview and Presentation?

How to Calm Yourself Before Exams Results
How to Calm Yourself Before Exams Results

It’s normal to have stress regarding some important upcoming events like exams, results, interview and presentation. However, overwhelming level of anxiety can affect your performance. Thus, it should be treated in a way which reduce the stress without disturbing your caliber. Here are some main causes that trigger stress before facing some events such as;

  • Being more anxious
  • Lack of preparation
  • Bad experience in a previous exams
  • Poor health can also cause stress before interview or presentation

Follow these steps to calm down yourself before big days of your life such as;

  • Keep yourself prepared in advance
  • Avoid tasks which are not important and focus on vital aspects only
  • Don’t feel over confident
  • Make yourself comfortable before attending exam or interview
  • Prevent long periods of reading as it can affect your mood and concentration as well
  • Take short breaks
  • Don’t waste your energy on frivolous tasks
  • Practice meditation

How to Stay Calm When Angry?

How to Calm Yourself When Angry
How to Calm Yourself When Angry

Anger is an emotion which can create history of good deeds and bad deeds. There are many movements which are believed to be an outcome of anger or frustration. However, in most cases feeling of anger is proved dangerous and self-destructive. Thus, managing anger seems little difficult for many of us.

We have come up with some ways that will help you to keep yourself calm when angry such as;

  • Keep murmuring gentle phrases such as “take it easy,” “cool off,” “all is well” or whatever that works for you
  • Try to avoid situations which make you feel angry
  • Take a long walk or go on running
  • Visualization about your favorite places is an effective mind calming technique
  • Count reverse from 100 to 1
  • Wash off your face with cold water
  • Watch comedy movies or read something which amuse you
  • Use of Stress Balls is also a very effective way to make yourself calm down when you are angry

In brief, knowing the right way to control your emotions will surely help you to stay calm even in devastating situations. So, follow aforementioned tips to stay calm, cool and let yourself enjoy the peace of mind and soul.

Keep Yourself Calm to Avoid the Need of Balm

Nyk

Written by Nyk

Nyk is a father of one daughter, fitness enthusiast, and an owner of Dish for Diet. He shares health, diet, and fitness information that inspires him to stay hale and hearty. Being a health conscious father, his vision is a world where care for well being is a part of everyday life.