Facing pressure at work is a common experience for everyone. However, how we respond to it determines whether it becomes a source of stress. The good news is that you can modify your typical response with practice. Even if you usually get overwhelmed by pressure, you can train your mind to stay calmer during stressful situations.
To begin, make a list of five stressful events that you have successfully overcome in the past. For instance, you may have survived a relationship breakup or met a tight deadline for a significant project. The next time you feel your heart racing, look at the list and remind yourself of those accomplishments and your ability to forge ahead. Choose a small, meaningful action that can help move your mind forward, even if it does not resolve the issue.