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Most people see "pressure situations" as threatening, and that makes them perform even less well.
But, "when you see the ...
Is this high-pressure situation a good opportunity? Sure. Is it the only opportunity you will ever have for the rest of your life? Probably...
Instead of worrying about the outcome, worry about the task at hand.
That means developing...
"What-if" scenarios can be your friend. By letting yourself play out the worst-case outcomes, you're able to brace yourself for them.
In a pressure moment, there are factors you have control over and factors you don't.
Remembering your past success ignites confidence. You did it before, and you can do it again.
Belief in a successful outcome can prevent you from worry that can drain and distract your working memory....
When you're under a deadline and the world feels like it's crashing in, you're particularly prone to making careless errors.
By listening to music, you're able to literally distract yourself from your anxiety.
The idea here is to create a (brief) routine that you go through in the minutes before you present or perform, Weisinger and ...
When you're in a high-pressure situation, it's natural to speed up your thinking. It can lead you to act before you're ready.
Slow down. Give y...
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But you don’t have to constantly be battling your fears. You only need to be courageous for 20 seconds at a time.
If you courageously confront fear for 20 seconds every single day, before you know it, you’ll be in a different socio-economic and social situation.
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Self-compassion is being willing to look at your mistakes or failures with kindness and understanding—without harsh criticism or defensiveness.
Most of us believe that we need to be har...
Thinking Big Picture about the work you do can be very energizing in the face of stress and challenges because you are linking one particular, often small action to a greater meaning or purpose.
Something that may not seem important or valuable on its own gets cast in a whole new light.
Every time you make a decision, you create a state of mental tension that is, in fact, stressful.
The solution is to reduce the number of decisions you need to make by using routines. If there's something you need to do every day, do it at the same time every day. Have a routine for preparing for your day in the morning, and packing up to go home at night. Simple routines can dramatically reduce your experience of stress.
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Those who believe in the potential benefits of stress are less prone to feeling stressed in the wake of difficult life events.
If you do have a negative stress mindset, there are ways to turn it around.
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