Monday, January 10, 2011

"Don't Panic."

As a veteran volunteer youth worker, the best advice I can just about anyone for just about anything is "Don't Panic." It's especially important for first time parents of teens, and for teenagers themselves, but also applicable to just about any other situation as well.
No one without a lot of training makes good decisions when they're stressed/freaked/panicking. Everything seems so much worse. Realize that you're almost certainly not the first to go through whatever you're going through and that you will almost certainly come out the other end okay and. Don't panic, take a deep breath, step back if you have to (or go spring as fast as you can for a minute or two if that's more your thing), remind yourself that it's not the end of the world. Then reapproach the situation with a calmer, clearer head. Things will look different and much more managable. {Via Life Hacker}

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