How to keep calm under pressure

Pressure is something we as humans tend to shy away from, which is quite understandable. Pressure can induce feelings of stress, anxiety, fear, and possibly frustration, and it isn’t something we exactly desire to experience (in most cases).

When we’re conscious of the pressure we’re under, it’s easy to get rattled and become overwhelmed. This recognition in turn contributes to us feeling overwhelmed, highlighting the significance of remaining cool when the heat rises.

There’s a few things to be mindful of when we find ourselves in a high-tense situation. Keeping calm is crucial, but it can be tricky to navigate how to go about maintaining our composure once we’re in the midst of chaos. Here are a few tips that may help you to be more productive and confident next time you’re faced with a stressful situation.

  • Keep emotions in check. This one can be challenging to abide by, depending on the scenario, but keeping emotions at bay is one of the most effective ways to avoid losing your head. Try to remove yourself from the situation if you feel your emotions creeping up on you to ensure you’re as focused as possible.
  • Remind yourself that you’re doing the best you can. Rather than self-ridiculing and convincing ourselves we haven’t done enough, focusing on what we have accomplished is a great way to keep your momentum. Be mindful of the tasks that require completing, but also acknowledge what you’ve completed already.
  • Ask for help. The thought of requesting assistance can be a deterrent for some of us, but when we need help, it’s okay to ask. Having extra hands helps to keep stress on the sidelines.
  • Regardless of the situation, there are ways to keep our cool. It can be challenging, but with a few pointers and some patience, anything is possible.

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