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Not all intense responses are overreactions.
The problem arises when you start to react in a bigger way than justified. Overreactions never make the situation better.
This way, you can learn to be more in control of your reactions:
Take a deep breath. It will slow down your fight or flight response and allows you to choose a more thoughtful and productive response.
Address the past if possible and resolve any emotional leftovers you might have: vent to a friend or keep a journal.
Emotional baggage becomes more fuel when your bomb goes off.
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Take a moment to visualize the calm after the storm: the work is done and done well, and you’re celebrating with your team.
Positive visualization can alleviate pressure and help...
People who know their hard work will be tangibly rewarded tend to perform better than those who don’t.
Whether it’s a vacation, something you’ve been wanting to buy, or dinner at your favorite restaurant, pick a reward that will keep you going and pretend it’s already yours.
Craft a routine or system for getting the work done. Focus on your daily actions and carry out your plan with discipline and determination.
A routine can help prevent panic and distraction, allowing you to focus on the task at hand.
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Negative emotions may lead to a feeling of emptiness or an emotional void.
Food is believed to be a way to fill that void and create a false feeling of “
While filling up could work in the moment, eating because of negative emotions often leaves people feeling more upset than before.
This cycle typically doesn’t end until a person addresses emotional needs head-on.
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