Dealing with Pressure

We’ve all felt pressured before, but it can be hard to put your finger on. It’s a sense of urgent completion, which is frequently accompanied by a feeling of reluctance or outright dread of completing the task. It doesn’t have to be that way, though.

Learning about pressure can help you manage it, and turn a stressful situation into a chance to shine.

Pressure Explained

Pressure is a sense of urgency all wrapped up with feelings of insistent importance. It’s caused by a lot of things, but can be especially apparent at work. Continue reading

It’s easy enough to give the dictionary definition of pressure. We know that it is a feeling of intense urgency caused by an impending task. But what does that really mean? And how does pressure affect the way that we work?

Most importantly, how can we cope with pressure in order to keep from getting stressed? The dictionary won’t tell you any of that, but they’re all keys to understanding pressure.

What is Pressure?

First and foremost, pressure is a psychological feeling. Just like anger and sadness, we feel pressure sometimes when it’s appropriate and other times when it doesn’t seem to be. Healthy amounts of pressure can help us to work more efficiently and effectively, motivating us to do our very best. Continue reading