Pressure can affect our behavior in many ways, and knowing how to deal with it can make all the difference. Some people are more motivated when they are pushed, especially in the workplace. But other unforeseen forms of pressure can hit us unexpectedly and trigger irrational responses, especially anxiety.
During this time of uncertainty, not all of us will have the security we had before, some may have lost their jobs, and others may work in pairs to make ends meet. It is therefore more important than ever that you can handle pressure comfortably and in a controlled manner.
How can pressure manifest fear?
Stress is one of the primary by-products of pressure and can cause many undesirable mental states such as anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. It is important to remember that your interpretation of the world was created in your head and you will always have the power to change it for the better.
When you are under pressure and a stressful situation arises, you may feel just as negative as ever. Some people postpone their problems and find that hesitation helps them deal with them while others feel anxious or irritable.
These reactions are programmed. So you need to remember that once you have taught yourself to respond in this way, you can always reject these negative thought patterns and create new ones that can help you overcome pressure.
Minimizing stress in your life is also vital to your physical wellbeing. Symptoms can range from less harmful types such as flushing, tension, and fatigue to more harmful manifestations such as premature aging and high blood pressure, which are due to long-term stress.
You will often find that it is people who have a negative outlook on life who are more prone to these pressure symptoms. We all know someone who is a “born problem child” or has the personality “glass is half empty”, as opposed to the more positive mentality “glass is half full”.
People with a positive outlook on life will deal with stress and anxiety far better than people with a negative outlook. Hence, it is important that you are able to develop positive attitudes.
Transform Stress & Anxiety Technique
Take a moment to think about it. When a problem or stressful situation arises, don't react immediately negatively. Take a few slow, deep, calming breaths and take the time to use your judgment.
Look at the situation differently. Imagine stepping out of your body and looking at the situation from above. Stay detached from emotions or judgments.
Relax. When you are calm and serene, take a few more deep breaths and think about how to solve the problem. If it is unsolvable, think about what you can do to improve the situation. If nothing occurs to your mind right away, confirm that your mind will find solutions at the right time.
To take responsibility. Proactively deal with the problem as best you can. The faster you deal with the problem, the faster you can dispel the incoming feeling of fear.
Learn. Imagine being back in your body after dealing with the problem. Then ask yourself what you can learn from the situation. There is always a lesson to be learned from every difficulty we face in life.
This technique is a positive approach to stress management and helps keep your emotions under control when you are experiencing difficulties. Make it a habit and you will soon find that you automatically respond more positively. You should aim to rephrase problems and see them as opportunities to help you learn.
Focusing on the negative aspects will not improve your anxiety. Many people are stuck in the rut because they focus on things they don't have instead of being grateful for what they are doing. When you are healthy, be thankful that you can exercise and be mobile. When you have a healthy mind, body, and spirit, be grateful for your wellbeing and appreciate the fact that you can practice meditation whenever you want.
There are many underprivileged people out there who lack your skills, and gratitude helps you focus on the positive things in your life.
Redesign your problems
Remember that when you suffer from anxiety under pressure, it is all originated in your head. Sometimes, just realizing it can help you see your problems from a different perspective.
Your past reactions may not have served you well, and over time they may have become a habit. It is important to learn to react differently in these situations so that you have more control over your stress levels.
The next time you are faced with a problem and feel pressured or stressed out, just think about yourself. Will I mind in a month? Do last month's problems seem like a big deal to you now?
You will see how insignificant things really are when you look at things from this perspective, and you should think about it when you face your next problem.