Ups and downs are part and parcel of every business, and usually, business owners take it in their stride. However, sometimes a minor problem can turn into a bigger one, and you can start to feel panicked. Although you may not have control over what’s happening, having an emotional meltdown in times of crisis won’t help anyone. Staying calm in such situations is the key to the success in business. 

Here are some tips to help you remain calm during a business crisis.

Slow down and breathe 

When you panic, you can feel the stress affecting your system. Your heart rate goes higher, you sweat profusely, and your mind is filled with negative thoughts. The best thing to do here is to put a stop to your train of thought and take a deep breath.

Then start assessing the situation as an outsider and gather as much information as possible to find solutions to the problem. 

Maintain your routine

When everything seems like it’s falling apart, the familiarity of your routine can give you the comfort and strength you need. So try to stick to your everyday business routine while prioritizing the tasks required to handle the crisis.

Don’t ponder on what-ifs.

When things are going south, your mind can play games with you and make you think of everything that can go wrong further. This line of thinking will only grow your fear and panic. So try not to focus on what can go wrong and instead think about concrete solutions that can get you out of the puddle you’re currently in. 

Call someone you trust

As a business owner, you may have to become the pillar of strength for everyone else. However, that does not mean you should not have a support system at such times. You can call a trusted friend or mentor and talk about your feelings. It will help you get centered, and they may even provide an outsider’s perspective on the entire situation. 


If all the above tactics are not helping, it is best to disconnect yourself from the situation. Take a break for an hour or two to give your brain time to cool off. Do something you enjoy that helps you take your mind off the crisis. Then get back to the situation at hand with a calm mindset and fresh perspective. 

Identify your triggers

Triggers are the physical and emotional stimuli in your environment that kick-start your anxiety and panic attacks. Knowing these triggers can help you control your emotions and stop your attacks before they begin, especially in a high-stress situation. 

Develop coping mechanisms

Knowing the triggers can help prevent the attack in some situations, but not always. And crises can happen at any time. So you need to develop coping mechanisms that can help you in the long term. Staying in stress and anxiety over long periods can lead to long-term health consequences. Try including rituals to de-stress yourself, such as mediation, yoga, running, or anything else that works for you, in your everyday life to fend off the daily stress.

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