Getting locked out of your car can be an instant panic situation. This can be even more of an issue for those who are predispositioned to such panic attacks. It’s important to remember that, while the initial shock can be scary, you can not only get out of the situation quickly, but you can also calm yourself down.
1. Keep Our Phone Number Hand
Be sure to add 24/7 Emergency Locksmith’s number, (484) 891-1922, into your phone as a contact. This will make it so you’re already set up to call us and don’t have to use your phone to search for a local locksmith. If you’re in the Lehigh Valley area, we’ll come to you.
2. Slow Down and Breathe
Making a conscious effort to slow down your breathing will have an almost immediate effect on your whole body. Breathing more slowly will allow you to take stock in the situation at hand.
3. Tell Yourself to Take a Timeout
Much like slowing down your breathing, saying “Timeout” out loud can actually help you slow your brain down within a chaotic situation. Taking a timeout can give you pause to reevaluate the situation.
4. Look at what you can control
Your keys are locked in the car. You’ve already called 24/7 Emergency Locksmith, so that will be taken care of. Now, what else can you control? Be sure that you’re in a safe place. Be sure you’re on the lookout for the locksmith. Focus on things that you have control over and forget the things that you do not.
It may sound a bit hokey, but there is actual scientific evidence that suggests if you put on a happy face, or even just laugh at the ridiculous situation you got yourself into, it will help to calm you during a stressful time.
Remember, give us a call and we’ll help you get out of your lockout panic situation as quickly as possible!