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How to Find Calm in the Midst of a Storm

Updated: Jan 19, 2023

Have you ever noticed that there are certain times of the year when everything seems to be going wrong? Maybe it’s just your internal perception that everything’s falling apart, but there’s really no explanation for why your days seem to be filled with mishaps and miscommunication.

When this happens, it can be hard to keep calm, especially if you’re easily influenced by the moods of those around you.

The first step is acknowledging that you are feeling these negative emotions. Recognizing your emotions will help you realize what triggers them so you can avoid them as much as possible.

The first step is acknowledging the storm

The first step is acknowledging that there is a storm. No matter how much you try to stay ahead of it, there will be times where your thoughts are all over the place and everything feels wrong. Take it one day at a time, and if things start getting overwhelming, take some time for yourself. Make sure you're eating right and getting enough sleep so that your body can cope with the stress. If you need support, reach out to friends or family who might be able to help you through this tough time.

Don't try to fight the storm

When you're feeling overwhelmed and all you want is for your life to be peaceful, it's important not to fight the storm. Instead, try taking deep breaths and focusing on one task at a time. By doing this, you'll feel calmer and more in control of your thoughts. Plus, this will give you an opportunity to embrace the chaos that comes with life instead of running from it.

Let go of what you can't control

In order to find peace, it is important to let go of what you can't control. This includes things like other people's opinions, outcomes, and behaviors. Allowing yourself some detachment from these things will help you feel calmer and more at peace with your current situation. Letting go will also allow you time and space to focus on what you can control - which is typically only yourself.

Find your inner peace

If you're feeling stressed, there are many ways you can find your inner peace. Find what works for you and take the time to enjoy it. Do something that you love on a regular basis, even if it's just for five minutes at a time! It doesn't have to be anything crazy; maybe just looking at pictures of your favorite vacation spot or reading one of your favorite books will do the trick.


It can be easy to feel like you're on an emotional roller coaster, but it doesn't have to be that way. With practice, you'll learn how to manage your feelings and emotions. You'll also learn how not to fear what others think or say about you, as well as how not to project your own insecurities onto others. The sky may seem dark now, but it will eventually clear up.

Here at Blue Oak Counseling Services, we can help you overcome feeling of overwhelmed so you can have a calm and peaceful mind. Contact us today to speak with one of our caring providers.

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