Handling Pressure

April 14, 2011

By Joyce Odidison

April 14, 2011

By Joyce Odidison

How do you handle pressure? Do you become hard, cold and aloof or are you using this learning time to find your best self? Often my clients complain that they have found themselves reacting to pressure in a manner that is not too pleasant. Some of us wilt; some shatter and others grow more difficult because of life pressures. From time to time it’s good to do a brief self-assessment to see where and how we are doing.

Here are five ways you can assess if you are doing well with pressure:

  1. Have you stopped smiling as often?
  2. Are you neglecting those closest to you?
  3. Do you take time to do things for yourself?
  4. Do you find time to have fun?
  5. Do you take time to meditate and wind down?

It’s important to know that all of us will face pressure of some sort at one point in our life. What we need to remember is that it’s okay to take a break even in the midst of the storm to refresh ourselves. Often taking that one moment away from our pressure is the key to finding that brilliant thought or break through. Of course you could also take that time off to sit down with your coach to get a fresh perspective that can help you to see things differently.

About the author

Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, thought leader, and the world’s leading expert on the Wellness Competency Alignment concept to improve and measure wellness behaviours in organizations. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. for over 25. She is Founder of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit and What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce is the author of six books. She has Founded and leads Coach Velocity School of Coaching, an approved program by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is the Publisher of Faces of Workplace Wellness Magazine. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and corporate trainer driving inclusive workplace wellness strategies for organizations globally. She can be reached at phone 1 877 999-9591 www.interpersonalwellness.com

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