How to perform under pressure?

Anyone who ever applies for a job is invariably asked if they perform well under pressure. Working under pressure can at very rare moments act as a motivator to work hard, but it more often than not reduces a person to frustrated tears because their mind ceases to cooperate. Pressure can diminish concentration, judgment, attention-span, and overall performance. So how does one avoid these devastating effects?

In their book, Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most, Dr. Hendrie Weisinger and co-author Dr. J. P. Pawliw-Fry seek to help answer this particular question. Dr. Weisinger and Dr. Pawliw-Fry introduce readers to the concept of pressure management by offering empirically tested short- and long-term solutions to help readers overcome the adverse effects of pressure.

Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

In their effort to teach readers how to diminish the effects of pressure, the authors gathered research from over 12,000 people and the latest findings of neuroscience. They also made sure to include the frontline experiences of Fortune 500 employees and managers, Navy SEALS, Olympic and other elite athletes, and individuals who have stared extreme pressure in the face.

The book offers 22 specific strategies which readers can use to reduce pressure in both their personal and professional lives and allow them to better excel in whatever they seek to accomplish. Whatever the source of pressure is, a looming deadline or an extremely stressful patient, having the skills to perform well under pressure can make all the difference, as suggested by the authors.

About authors

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger is a world-renowned psychologist and pioneer in the field of pressure management. He has authored a number of bestselling books including Performing Under Pressure.

J.P. Pawliw-Fry is an international performance coach and advisor to Olympic athletes and senior business executives. He is also a partner and co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, a research firm that trains and coach leaders and organizations to perform more effectively under pressure.

Recovering from pressure

One can take various steps for dealing with pressure/stress. These may include things like delegating tasks, asking for help from loved ones or colleagues, setting realistic goals, focusing on the task at hand, taking frequent breaks, etc. However, if these steps do not help and one feels worn out due to this pressure, one can fall mentally sick. One can develop anxiety, depression, and other debilitating mental illnesses, which can significantly affect an individual’s quality of life. Therefore, it is important that one seeks professional help at the earliest detection of symptoms.

If you or a loved one is battling mental health disorders and is looking for a licensed mental health treatment center, get in touch with Medical Concierge. Call our 24/7 helpline 877-636-0042 and speak with a member of our team. You can also chat online to a representative for more information on mental health services and the mental health treatment programs offered by us.

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