How to Handle Pressure in Life and Use It to Your Benefit

There are generally two ways people respond to life’s pressures. The first is a toxic response which involves engaging in destructive behavior. The second is a strategic response in which you settle yourself down and think about the best way to deal with your situation. I’m going to share with you how to handle pressure in life and how to actually benefit from it. But it is not enough to talk about it. We must do something about it. And to do something about it, we must first understand it.

Crumbling Under Pressure

That feeling of being under pressure or stress is a reaction to bad news, a bad situation, or a bad day. That reaction can be physical, emotional, or both. This is what crumbling under pressure looks like. It is a toxic or self-destructive response that chooses negative ways to deal with stress. Choosing a toxic response makes your situation worse and results in more stress. 

Now look, everybody has a moment in which they feel the pressure is so great that they want to “go and do something.” It’s easier to choose unhealthy ways to deal with stress, I get it.

How to Perform Better Under Pressure

There’s a much better way to cope with stress. When you choose the strategic response, you relieve stress by choosing productive strategies that will help you perform better under pressure. First, calm yourself. Then, focus on problem-solving.

How to Thrive Under Pressure

If you are a human being, then at some point in time you are going to get stressed out. Stress is unavoidable and it is inevitable. There is no such thing as a “stress-free life.” But you can become the “best stressed” person in the room! Your goal is not to avoid life’s pressures, but to learn how to manage pressures in life, so that you grow and succeed in fulfilling your purpose. So here are some tips on how to thrive under pressure!

7 Ways To Manage Life’s Pressures

  • Identify the people and situations that stress you out and stay away from them, or minimize your exposure to them.
  • Manage your time and money well.
  • Learn to share and be open about your life.
  • Find a release valve – this could be a hobby or activity or any fun stress-relieving activity that allows you to deal with life’s pressures.
  • Make time to relax.
  • Eat clean and exercise.
  • Cultivate and build healthy relationships with people who love you for you.
  • Coloring can be a great way to wind down and has been shown to relieve stress!

Some Final Thoughts On How to Handle Pressure in Life

There is no magic formula, no religion, or no amount of money that will eliminate pressures from your life. However, you do not have to allow it to get the best of you. You have it in you to thrive under pressure.

Consider this: People die every day and you are still here. Still breathing. Still dreaming. Time to put that work in and go after the life you really want. And it starts with managing you and having people around you that will challenge you, protect you, and be with you no matter what. To be your best you must manage pressure in life well.

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