This way, you can learn to be more in control of your reactions:
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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.
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.
Decision making is hugely draining. If you can reduce cognitive fatigue from decision making, you’ll have more emotional energy for other things.
“Rules of thumb” is aimed at producing a good outcome most of the time with minimal case-by-case effort. “If I’m going to run out in less than two weeks, order it online now.”
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 you relax and stay focused, reminding you that even the most intense situations eventually resolve.