I remain calm in a crisis.

Many wonderful things occur in life. Yet I realize that life is also unpredictable. And what happens, positive or otherwise, can be swift and strong.

I am compelled to feel peace and tranquility so I take actions that support my serenity, even in a crisis.

Occasionally, incidents occur that bring challenge, uncertainty, and even tragedy. I know that any day, including this day, can bring a crisis. I strive to be ready for the unexpected. My preparation helps me to be calm when the bottom drops out.

Even though experiencing a crisis deters me from proceeding in my expected direction, I know I can manage the crisis effectively and soon begin moving forward again.

I can handle a delay and restructure my plans as needed.

I find the place inside me that brings stillness and peace, even when situations trigger a roller coaster of emotions. If I connect with the fact that I have the power to control my feelings and reactions, I am encouraged.

The unknown nature of any crisis can be scary, but I am able to remain calm because I know that life goes on. I am urged to move forward and put one foot in front of the other.

Today, I reflect on ways that support my serenity in a crisis. I seek to learn more about relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, exercising, and controlled breathing.

Self-Reflection Questions

1. How do I react whenever a crisis occurs?
2. Do I know of anyone who reacts masterfully during a crisis? What can I learn from them?
3. What steps can I take to increase the chances that I will remain calm when an unexpected challenge develops?