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High-pressure moments as a (fun) challenge

Most people see "pressure situations" as threatening, and that makes them perform even less well. 

But, "when you see the pressure as a challenge, you a...

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13 Secrets to Performing Well Under Pressure

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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 not.

Before an interview or a bi...

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Focus on the task

Instead of worrying about the outcome, worry about the task at hand.

That means developing tunnel vision. When you keep your eye on the task at hand (and o...

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"What-if" scenarios can be your friend. By letting yourself play out the worst-case outcomes, you're able to brace yourself for them.

The key here is that yo...

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In a pressure moment, there are factors you have control over and factors you don't. 

Focus on the factors you can control, not on the "uncontrollables," t...

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Remembering your past success ignites confidenceYou did it before, and you can do it again.

Once you're feeling good about yourself, you'll be bett...

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Belief in a successful outcome can prevent you from worry that can drain and distract your working memory.

Anxiety and fear are stripped from the equation, a...

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When you're under a deadline and the world feels like it's crashing in, you're particularly prone to making careless errors.

To depressurize the situation, foc...

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By listening to music, you're able to literally distract yourself from your anxiety.

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The idea here is to create a (brief) routine that you go through in the minutes before you present or perform, Weisinger and Pawliw-Fry suggest.

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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 yourself a secon...

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Telling someone else about the pressure you're feeling has been proven to reduce anxiety and stress.

Sharing your feelings allows you to examine them, chall...

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