Stress at the workplace is showing a persistent growth. Catching up on new technologies, competitiveness, stress due to lack of job security, job dissatisfaction, unfriendly work environment, economical pressures, work life balance … the list goes on; stress is on the rise and it hugely impacts our health and well being.

Stress is a factor that affects individuals of all ages, races, genders, and economic status at some point in the lives. Individuals who are faced with significant amounts of personal or work-related stress should work hard to keep their mind cool at all costs. Taking a deep breath, considering the situation from all sides, sleeping on the problem, and including a third party are all ways to keep a cool head in a stressful situation.

Here are a few ways you can try to cope with stress:


1. Try Deep Breathing

As mentioned above, one of the best ways that individuals can keep cool during periods of high stress is by engaging in deep breathing techniques. Research shows that breathing deeply when placed in a stressful situation is a great way to lower heart rates, blood pressures, and produces a greater sense of ease and relaxation. Consider taking at least ten deep breaths to ensure optimal results when it comes to attempting to reduce stress at home or work. In many cases, the slower and deeper these breaths are performed, the more effective they will be at lowering stress levels.


2. Consider the Situation from All Sides

When facing a challenging situation, it can be easy to simply remain stubborn and hold out for one’s personal preferences. While this can be effective in some cases, it can also lead to increased pressure and greater amounts of worry. Individuals who want to keep their mind cool should be sure to consider the question or problem from all sides to lower stress levels when it comes to difficult situations. By compromising with the other individuals involved in the situation, a greater final outcome may be achieved for the entire group.


3. Sleep on the Problem

Sleep is considered to be a necessity for health and wellness. Sleep not only helps to rejuvenate us after a long, hard day, but in some cases may also provide answers to the questions that we seek. Individuals who are facing a great deal of stress may want to sleep on their concerns before making a final decision about a specific problem or concern. By sleeping on an issue, individuals may be able to get a better idea of how to effectively resolve a difficult problem. Getting a good’s night rest before making a decision can help cool hot heads and resolve personal emotions about a difficult situation.


4. Involve Neutral People

Finally, some situations are so stressful that they cannot be resolved effectively between the individuals who are involved in the issue. In these cases, a third party may be required to provide advice, recommendations, or tips to ensure the problem has been appropriately resolved. While a fellow employee, friend, or family member may be enough in certain situations, professional lawyers, accountants, or other similar professionals may be required in situations that are especially difficult or sensitive. Be sure that when an individual is hired to serve as a third party, he or she is neutral and does not have an alliance with either group.

Each of these suggestions can help you to keep your mind cool when facing a stressful situation. It would be also great to hear what helps you to keep your mind cool – feel free to comment.


About the guest author Urmet Seepter

Urmet is a devoted health enthusiast and likes to help out people looking for ways to make their life happier. He likes to write about smart health tips and stress relief techniques. Urmet has also participated in several teams concentrating on development of natural health and stress relief products. In addition he is one of the founders of – an online magazine, covering topics about relaxation  and stress relief.