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How to out-think pressure

By:Suhail Sattar, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Dec 16, 2015
All of us have at sometime or another had our own pressure moments or situations where we have things at stake and the outcome depended on our performance. Here are some tips to out-think pressure.
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    Think of it as a sweet opportunity

    In stressful situations, you mostly have to face something that you do not like. Individuals who do good under pressure perceive it as an opportunity, challenge or fun. Being optimistic will enable you to befriend the pressure and approach the goal with passion and confidence.

    Think of it as a sweet opportunity
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    Think you would get another chance

    In stressful situations, we lose our perspective and our mind gets distracted from reality, which further intensifies the feeling of pressure. When we think of the pressure moment as a single case of its kind, we quadruple the stake and deepen the urge to succeed and surpass failure.

    Think you would get another chance
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    Think as though you have done it before

    Individuals who do sound under pressure always keep themselves reminded of the big opportunity they have up ahead as one of those that will always keep coming their way. This lessens pressure as it won’t be a do or die situation.

    Think as though you have done it before
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    Think of it as a no big deal

    It’s a common phenomenon for people to think that their work is extremely crucial so they would want to do their best but ironically, the more emphasis you give to the work in a pressure moment, the more pressure you experience.

    Think of it as a no big deal
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    Think that you will do your best

    The secret behind people who do well under pressure is because they have an ‘I will do my best’ attitude. This is how they focus on themselves when they know they have got to go through a stressful situation. This attitude helps to diminish pressure as it easily distracts anxiety and makes you accretive in doing your very best.

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    Think that you will do your best
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