It’s natural to lose your cool and get stressed or overwhelmed in the difficult events of life. Whether you are going to give the best musical performance of your life, attending an important job interview, or giving a successful presentation, it’s not easy to shut down the panic response under pressure.

However, to be confident in life, it’s important to master the art of controlling your nerves. Otherwise, you’ll always panic while experiencing the extraordinary moments of your life.

To help you stay calm under pressure, we have come up with some great tips for you. Let’s have a look at them:

  1. Practice Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation techniques like sitting down, meditating, and taking deep breaths to stop your body from releasing stress hormones and you begin to feel relax. Whenever panic strikes you and you feel controlled by pressure, just remove yourself from the situation for a while and focus on all the relaxation techniques you know.

  1. Be Mindful About Your Attention

Remember, not everything that happens around you deserves your attention. Be very mindful of the things you are giving your attention to in life. Once you know where you should put in your energy, you gradually start learning to control your reactions towards unpleasant people, circumstances, or news.

  1. Maintain a Positive Attitude in Life

Imagining the worst-case scenarios in every situation triggers anxiety and panic. Rather than digging deep into the negative aspects of each and every event, develop a habit of maintaining a positive outlook towards life and people. This will save you from all the unnecessary stress you deal with in life.

  1. Consider Seeking Support

It’s not a sign of weakness to ask others for help in your weakest moments. In fact, it shows that you are in touch with your inner-self and know when you need outside support. Talk to your spouse, friends, or the person who knows you best and share your concerns with them. Sharing your worries with someone you trust makes you feel a lot lighter and in control.


Clive Reed is an author, blogger, entrepreneur, and Editor-in-Chief of from New Milford, New Jersey. He has written many books related to self-development and stress management.