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How to Keep Calm during a Storm

Storms can be very taxing and can take a toll on your mental health, especially when you experience too many of them. In the US, citizens witness 100,000 storms annually, and this is why a huge number of them are keen to invest in safe room shelters. Continue reading this piece to learn what you can do to keep calm during a storm.

Take a Deep Breath

…and relax. Storm anxiety can disrupt your breathing, so sit back in a safe space and try to regulate your breathing. Inhale and exhale deeply, and continue doing so until you feel a sense of calm envelope you.

Don’t Check the Weather App Constantly

While keeping an eye on the weather status is crucial, overdoing it can affect your mental health. Check the weather app when you absolutely need to, as doing so repeatedly can heighten your storm anxiety and make you more stressed.

We suggest that you quit obsessing over the weather forecast and prepare for the storm accordingly. Once preparations are done, go about the rest of your day as usual but avoid going outdoors.

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Put On Soothing Music 

Music can work wonders for people who are facing a stressful situation. It can effortlessly calm your nerves and take your mind off the outdoor situation that’s stressing you out.

Invest in a pair of noise canceling headphones so you can dig them out in such a situation, when the boom of the thunder makes your heart beat fast. Putting happy, or relaxing music will ensure that you can calm down.

Distract Yourself with a Book

A book is an excellent companion, and can not only kill boredom, but also distract you. Pick up your favorite book and start re-reading it in the safety of your safe room. You can even imagine yourself to be the main character of a contemporary novel while thunder booms outside.

Some great books to take your mind off the storm are:

  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch: explore several different parallel timelines of the world at once and prepare to be amazed over the brilliance of this sci-fi novel.
  • Anne of Green Gables: this centers around an orphan who finds a silver lining in everything and never lets gloom consume her.
  • A Man Called Ove: read about a grumpy old manand the immense love he has for his wife. This is a book that you’ll find yourself revisiting over and over for years to come.

Stay Safe in a Tornado Shelter

Storms can be extremely distressing, and can heighten your anxiety when you feel concern for you and your family’s safety. But a safe rooms oklahoma can protect you against storms that are as strong as category 5.

Oklahoma Shelters makes Oklahoma Tornado Storm Shelters in line with FEMA guidelines, and can install one in your home in less than 10 days of order placement. To learn more about our underground bunkers and safe rooms, get in touch with us today!

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