Face the Pressure and Succeed

November 16th, 2016 | Food for Thought | No Comments »

We all set goals for ourselves and we have an image of how successful we want to be. It seems that we are all under more pressure than ever to succeed. There is growing competition in the workplace and the goals to reach seem to get higher and higher. This is good, though, because we all seek to be the best we can be. In order to be the best version of ourselves, we must take on obstacles along the way. When facing challenges and pressure, it is important to know how to adapt and tackle any difficulties that get in the way of success. The stress of success might seem like too much to handle at times, but there are ways to cope and deal with the pressure. Don’t worry about the stress to perform, but, instead, learn how to take on this stress. Here are some proven ways to deal with pressure, according to an Inc. Magazine online article:

  • Make a to-do list in order to focus on what’s important and eliminate repetitive tasks
  • Be easy on your brain and try to train your brain to focus on key ideas
  • Use an organizer…keep a handwritten journal and/or use a planner
  • Plan ahead and set a schedule and stay on top of your schedule
  • Be optimistic and look on the bright side
  • Take care of yourself…sleep well, eat right, exercise and keep moving
  • Ask for help…have good relationships and ask for advice
  • Re-frame negative thoughts…train your brain
  • Breathe…calm down through breathing…keep calm and carry on
  • Use positive body language…body language can influence your brain
  • Be patient…understand that problems are not always solved right away
  • Be grateful…count your blessings and appreciate what you have