By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles
Pressure is even more toiling if you’re fighting against a tight deadline and need to work with many people. Even if you like to be in control and productive, that’s not what it seems you’re doing with butterflies in your stomach. How to keep your composure even under pressure? One simple, but power step is mindfulness.
Usually if workers are in crucial work mode, the growing tensions in their system tempt them to overthink. They’re sensitive about the possible reactions of their bosses, anticipate distractions, and calculating the amount of labors they have to exert. If we come to think it, the common denominator of those reactions is the assumption. It’s another disempowering act that affect and sway concentration to what you need to do, which ultimately to finish your task.
To help you to get through the pressure, you should practice mindfulness that helps you to stick with your present reality. Mindfulness is recommended so you can handle anger, anxiety, and stress. It also good for emotional intelligence development, which is vital for you job performance. According to the Guardian’s report, mindfulness also useful to effectively communicate and make the right decisions or responses. The report also mentioned that a minute of meditation in a quiet space is already a mindfulness exercise.
“I suggest taking a meaningful pause to bring your mind back to the present,” Julia Samton, M.D., a Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center advised on Inc. “Begin by focusing on your breath. The breath constantly renews itself, and is a powerful way to direct your attention to the present moment.”
Samton also shared that you should be aware if you’re in control or just rationalizing things. Examine what your body feels and what you usually think. May be you always imagining what ifs and worse case scenarios.
“Becoming more aware of your own emotions as they arise gives you more choice in how to deal with them. Mindfulness helps you become more aware of an arising emotion by noticing the sensation in the body…” Mindfulness expert Mirabai Bush shared with The Guardian.