Being in control
That moment of total “blank.” That moment when your mind can’t find the right words all that come out is pure gibberish. The “Freeze”, the “Panic”, and the “Emotional Overload”. It may happen from getting scolded or ridiculed, watching a plan fail, or simply trying your hand at public speaking.
It’s called pressure.
Nerve-wracking moments like these happen quite often and affect nearly everyone at one time or another. For many, it might impact their job, a special moment, a relationship, or a lifestyle.
Its hard to keep cool in pressured situations so here are 3 tips to boost your confidence and help you navigate (or avoid) high-pressure situations.
1. Remember to breathe:
It may sound simple and irrelevant, but when you are in a high-intensity situation you often forget to breathe. Restoring oxygen to your lungs, and a rhythm to your breathing helps the mind stabilize and the body relax getting you back on track to clear decision-making and calm. Here is a great article on proper breathing in pressured situations.
2. Positive environment:
Trying to avoid negative people and being in a more positive environment helps you stay away from pressured situations before they begin. Having a good friend in the front row at your presentation, making sure your dates take place in low-pressure situations and locations, and finding a job that you like and excel at are all ways to accomplish this .
3. Be more attentive and prepared:
When you are in a pressured and tense situation, everything in your mind seems cluttered which is why organized preparation can be key. Take note of the things that trigger you and how you react and prepare accordingly. Is sweat heavy when under pressure? Pack a hanky. Forget your lines? Prep cue cards and study. Not good with deadlines? Get a head start on the work. Being prepared means having an edge over most situations.
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