The calendar says that summer is officially here. The weather outside, including the temperature, might say the same thing. So while it's hot, how do you stay cool under pressure while on the job, especially if it's a new job and you want to impress those who just hired you?
The worst thing you can do in the workplace is brand yourself as somebody who does not handle pressure well. Once again, this is especially the case if you're just starting the job. After all, you want to prove to your new employer that it made the right decision in hiring you.
Below are five steps for staying cool under pressure while on the job:
#1 - Take a deep breath and relax.
You can't stay cool under pressure if you don't stay calm, and you can't stay calm unless you relax. And this means staying relaxed both mentally and physically.
If you find yourself in a stressful situation, it’s most likely because you've encountered an unexpected problem of some kind. The best way to solve problems is to stay relaxed and not to panic.
#2 - Envision (and accept) the worst-case scenario.
Fear plays a huge role in stress. Specifically, the fear of something bad happening contributes greatly to a person's stress level.
Many times, people will exaggerate in their minds how bad a situation really is. In other words, they panic when they don't have to panic. That's why it's helpful to envision the worst-case scenario. Because more than likely, that scenario won't even happen.
#3 – Don't get ahead of yourself.
When taking action, don't think two, three, or four steps ahead. And definitely don't start panicking about all of those steps. Instead, identify the steps, but only focus on the first one. After all, you can't get to the second step without finishing the first step.
#4 - Maintain a positive attitude.
Yes, this sounds a bit clichéd, but the fact of the matter is that the power of positive thinking is real. A good way to think about it is this way: even if a positive attitude doesn't necessarily contribute to a positive outcome, what good is a negative attitude? It's no good at all. So why have one?
#5 - Focus on a positive outcome.
In addition to having a positive attitude, have positive expectations, as well. Expect that something good will happen, as opposed to expecting something bad will happen. At the very least, your co-workers will appreciate your attitude and you'll brand yourself in a positive fashion.
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