Have you ever met someone who thrives when the going gets tough? Wondering how they manage to stay calm and centered when life is challenging? The good news is most people aren’t born level-headed and calm under crisis. It takes practice to keep your head constantly clear. Here is a simple 3 step process you can use to stay centered during stressful times:
1. Set Your Intention.
Rather than getting overwhelmed when things get stressful, imagine your ideal outcome. What is your intended result for this situation? By setting an intention you are directing the situation towards your preferred outcome. Whatever your intention may be, keep the phrasing the same and as simple as possible.
2. Act According To Your Intention.
Once you have your intention, it’s much easier to take clear and logical next steps. This will help you remain calm as you overcome the current problem. Take a moment to visualize your ideal solution and how overcoming this problem now fits into the big picture.
While working through stressful times, keep your desired outcome in mind. Imagine as if it were real, and one day it will be. Life's challenges are a great opportunity to learn and grow. Responding to obstacles in accordance with your original intention ensures that you’re headed in the right direction.
3. Build The Habit.
Repeat your intention to yourself often. The more you come back to your intention, the more ingrained it can become. Keep practicing. Eventually, your subconscious mind will default to this process when times get tough. With persistence, staying centered in stressful situations will become easy.
No matter how stressful the situation, these 3 steps will help keep you centered. Having a clear desired outcome helps you focus on the path to your best life.