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You Are Calm


You are calm Copyright 2016 Joan Y. Edwards“You Are Calm” by Joan Y. Edwards

This is Day 26 of “Say Good Things February.”

Say Good Things February-Copyright 2016 Joan Y. Edwards

 

 

 

 

Are you calm? My answer for you is:

Yes, you are calm. Your calm manner helps others. You are calm even during an emergency situations. You plan your actions before you act. You are relaxed. You calm yourself using many different ways. You take care of yourself.

Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.

Yes, I am calm. My calm manner helps others remain calm, too. I am calm even during emergency situations. I plan my actions before I act. I am relaxed. I calm myself using many different ways. I take care of myself.

Here are three resources to help you become a calmer person:

  1. Carrie Barron, M.D. “How to Be a Calm Person:” https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-creativity-cure/201402/how-be-calm-person/
  2. Jacqueline Stone. “10 Everyday Habits to Make You a Calmer Person:” http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17736/10-everyday-habits-to-make-you-a-calmer-person.html/
  3. Out of Stress. “10 Tips on How to Become a Calmer Person and Handle Pressure Better:” http://www.outofstress.com/become-calmer/

One time my daughter, Lorrie hurt herself really bad when she was little. Blood was going every which way. I panicked. I was so scared. I screamed. I yelled. It took me a minute to calm myself down and do something to help the situation. Of course, as time went on, I realized that panic doesn’t help any situation.

I think as you have more experience with a particular kind of emergency, you do better because you have more confidence about how it is going to turn out.

That’s one reason why having fire drills and evacuation drills are extremely helpful. It gets people into the habit of doing things as a ritual. This helps them get out safer.

I’ll share a funny story. When I was teaching fourth and fifth grade one year, I decided I would sit down on the floor with my students in the reading group. I had on high heels. The fire drill bell rang. I got up. However, one of my shoes fell off. My foot was asleep. It took a lot of strength for me and my class not to break down in loud fits of laughter. I hobbled on outside with my students and we all smiled.

If you’re not calm during a situation, be loving and kind to yourself. Accept yourself as you are. Realize that anyone else with the same thoughts and emotions as you would probably react the same way.

Please leave a comment and share one of your experiences where you were calm under pressure. I’d love to hear from you.

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Joan Y. Edwards
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12 Responses

  1. As you said, it helps to have a plan and some experience putting the plan into action. So many things are out of our control; so anything we can do to help us stay calm in a stressful situation is a good thing.

    I enjoyed your funny story. I was wondering if students had to help get you back up off the floor.

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    • Dear Linda,
      Thank you for writing. Yes, you’re right. It helps to have a plan. When you have a plan, it makes emergencies end up better.

      Glad you liked the funny story. I was able to get up from the floor position on my own. It was when I started moving that my right shoe fell off. It was definitely funny.

      Celebrate you and your love of laughter and jokes,
      Never Give Up
      Joan

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  2. My funny story is when I was at an Army/Navy Cotillion back in the 1950s. The elastic in the crinoline I was wearing gave way and the crinoline slipped gently to the floor. I disengaged from my dance partner, stepped out of and picked up the crinoline off the floor, excused myself and went to the ladies’ room. A few safety pins later I was ready for another dance. Nobody ever said a word about it.

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    • Dear Sarah,
      Thanks for writing and sharing your funny story. That is hilarious. What aplomb you possessed. I love your style. I’m glad that your partner and the people at the dance never mentioned it! That was great! I like the calmness you showed!

      Celebrate your calmness even under stress,
      Never give Up
      Joan

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  3. I am far from calm, to be honest, but with your helpful links, I’m hoping to come closer! Thanks, Joan! 👍

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    • Dear Juliana,
      Thanks for writing. I do hope my words and links help you to be a little calmer. Sometimes repeating, I am calm. God is helping me to be calm works. Then sometimes I scream on the inside if not on the outside or cringe out of fear.

      May you realize what a wonderful person you are
      Never Give Up
      Joan

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  4. Dear Joan,
    When I feel stressed I take a deep breath and start again. I say the Serenity prayer which also helps.
    June

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  5. Dear June,
    Thank you for writing. That’s a great idea to take a deep breath and start again when you are stressed. Saying the “Serenity Prayer” is a great idea. You seem calm. You’ve found what works for you which is a blessing.

    Love, Joan

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  6. Dear Joan
    Yes I have and blogs are also a great help.
    June

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    • Dear June,
      That is great. I’m happy for you and proud of you.
      Never Give Up
      Joan

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  7. Thank you, Joan
    June

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    • :):):) Smile!

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