How to Handle Pressure

Posted by Jaclynn Loeffler on Apr 13, 2018 11:20:37 AM

We’ve all been under pressure for one reason or another in our lives and how you handle it says a lot.


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Most of us feel it in some form throughout the day; the pressure to get done with your current task or to meet a deadline whether it is at work, home, in traffic, at the gym, the grocery store or wherever you encounter it.

Here are some stress management tips to overcome high-pressure situations:

Take deep breaths!

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Remove yourself from triggering situations if you can.

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Meditate, work out, eat healthy and reflect on ways to handle situations differently so you do not allow it to affect you.

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Talk to a friend about how you feel.

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Take a break.

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Go for a walk.

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It's how we handle these situations that can determine our outcomes.  Being able to identify the source of pressure is necessary to overcome it. When you start to feel a tense situation arise ask yourself, "Can I control the situation?" Find out what the trigger is to your stress. Then find take steps to overcome this feeling.

 

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Topics: Work-Life Balance, Managing Stress, Pressure