How to keep your cool in high pressure situations

The workplace is a hotbed of nervous breakdowns to-come and emotional eruptions at the drop of a document. Bubbling beneath the chorus of keyboard clicks and distant coughs, the pressure of working life is effecting everyone; often in different ways.

Part of being a functional employee is dealing with this pressure is the least disruptive way. Some people take it out in the gym, others seek professional help. It’s fundamental to understand stress and sometimes use it to motivate however, for the sake of your health, you cannot let yourself become overwhelmed.

If you need some quick and digestible tips and tricks to staying cool in high pressure situations, this infographic from the awesome people at Pounds to Pocket shows how pressure and anxiety is broken down in the brain. It also demonstrates the physical ramifications of not dealing with your stress up front.

The infographic shows seven techniques you can utilise to deal with high pressure in the work place and illustrates this final quote from Corrie ten Boom: “Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”

Image credit: Pounds to Pocket

Image credit: Pounds to Pocket