Updated: May 4
Stress Can Literally Kill You
Stress. Pressure. The hot seat. Whatever you call it we have all been there. Many times in life depending on our occupation or circumstances we are met with the challenge of staying cool under pressure. The worst feeling in the world is feeling like an anxious mess when these moments come up in life. It does not have to be that way.
We all want to be calm and collected when it counts. No one wants to crumble under pressure. It’s not as hard as you might think to learn to be calm under pressure. The benefits of developing the ability to keep calm are many. The main thing is that the calmer that you are the easier it is to make sound decisions and act effectively.
Here are some of the benefits of staying calm under pressure.
● You will feel more in control of your experience.
● Less stress.
● Able to stay analytical in a crisis.
● Rediscover your creative flow.
● You have clearer communication.
● Enjoy better health.
Ok, Here are the Reasons to Stay Calm Under Pressure:
1. You Will Feel More In Control Of The Moment
No one likes to feel out of control. Keeping calm under pressure reduces your body’s adrenalin fight or flight style response. Feeling in control contributes to feeling calm. Being able to handle yourself reduces anxiety, gives you more self-confidence and gives you a sense of being able to control a pressure-filled situation. As you get accustomed to thriving in pressure filed situations, your stress response becomes less pronounced. This basically means although you are still aware of a pressure-filled situation, your ability to handle it is greater.
2. You Will Be Able To Make Better Decisions.
Staying calm makes it easier to make good decisions. Tunnel vision is often a consequence of panic and fear. Calmness helps you see the big picture. Try taking a deep breath and focusing on the task at hand. The quality of the choices that you make will improve by keeping calm.
3. Mental Clarity
Mental clarity can be paired with decision-making. Being able to think clearly, objectively, and analytically are key to handling yourself in a situation where calmness is critical. Consider this an advantage you have over the situation. Strive to stay calm and keep your head in the game in stressful situations.
When you are calm you are able to come up with creative solutions for problems more effectively. When you are anxious, or uptight creativity does not come as easily. Strive to channel creativity through calm collected thinking.
Similar to creativity it is easier to objectively solve problems if you are not stressed out or anxious from pressure. Seeing the big picture is a part of problem-solving that definitely works best when calm. Learning how to problem solve in the heat of battle is a skill that will set you apart. This is a great tool for your career, academia, or personal life.
These are just some of the reasons to develop skills that allow you to stay calm under pressure. Learning to use these skills can keep you sane, help you level up in life, and benefit you in all other areas of life. The more you practice staying calm in stressful situations the better you will be able to handle high-pressure situations.
Don’t strive for perfection or set unrealistic expectations. If you are not naturally calm under pressure know that it will take practice. Once you start to focus on being calm under pressure and building these skills it gets easier. Practice brings calmness.
A huge plus is, when it's time to sleep you'll be much more able to fall asleep and stay asleep and overall sleep better if you can manage the difficult emotions in healthy ways.
Creating a daily and nightly calm ritual (empowered routines) creates feel-good triggers for your mind, body, and spirit.
I created Your Sweet Sleep Spot and you can read more about it by checking here. Also, check the blog for tons of tips to find peace and calm anytime. INFOCENTER
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Diana Navarro, Empath,
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