5 Ways To Calm Someone Down
#1 Exercise To Feel Good
Exercise decreases the stress hormones, cortisol, and increases endorphins. Endorphins, released through exercise are the body’s ‘feel good’ chemicals which will boost mood naturally.
Cardiovascular exercises and aerobics are the best type exercises for improving mood.
Yoga is also another great way to reduce tension and stress since it mainly focuses on stretching, breathing and motion that releases negative emotion in the body.
#2 Avoid People Who Add Stress To Your Life
There will always be someone who annoys you enough to ruin your mood the whole day, if not weeks. The stress continues to accumulate simply because you can not see the person eye-to-eye.
It is, therefore, best to avoid them as much possible. Or at least till you have cooled down.
If avoiding the person seems impossible, maybe that person is your working colleague, then, try to stay in minimal contact with that person. Keep your distance.
Enjoying the beauty of natural environment can always help release the negative energies inside you. The green texture of trees and the soothing sound of many that the nature can provide will definitely give your mind and body the ability to eradicate all the negativity inside you.
A finding known as the Berman study has found that green environment can actually improve the function of the brain within minutes. The study also demonstrates that by just looking at a natural scene can lead to higher scores on tests of attention and memory.
So pack up your things for the weekend and head for an outdoor activity such as jungle-trekking, picnic etc.
#4 Gifts With A Message
Whenever you are trying to make amends with someone who is mad at you, it usually ends up in a much worse position than anticipated. You tried saying ‘I’m sorry’, ‘I never meant to hurt you’ and so on. At most times, they will forgive and forget, but only after showing how genuine you are in your apology.
My advice is to not apologize too soon after the fight, or argument. Get the person something with a note on it. Add some humor on the note as well. A little inside joke you two have would definitely makes it a lot easier for you to apologize.
Just remember. Be genuine and make effort in apologizing.
#5 Talk Later
Calming a person down right after a fight or argument is not easy. The negative emotions are still fresh in mind. But as time moves on, so does the negativity.
This is a no-brainer. Anyone will be able to think rationally days after an argument compared to just hours after. Let the person cools down and come back later to settle things out with a clear mind. Emotional thinking will not be involved by then.