Pressure in work life is a given today and how you manage pressure could make the difference between a healthy and happy life or otherwise.
The best leaders, according to Kate Snowise, “adapt promptly without thrown off course by the uncertainty” pressure brings.
Like other muscles if you actively develop mental strength you can draw upon it at a time of crisis making it easier to deal with inevitable pressure.
Kate quotes Dr.Alia Crum, a Stanford psychologist and her research – “your stress mindset—how you interpret the pressure you are facing—matters immensely when it comes to the impact stress has on you. Those who can see stress as enhancing and recognize the benefits of being put under pressure, do better in almost every measure”
So how do you start changing your outlook to stress :
1. Ask yourself Why – to seed your mindset with purpose
2. Focus on how you will grow – recognize pressure allows you to get better
3. Change your perspective – practice reframing your experience.
This is a well written piece in Fast Company. Resilient Mindset is a tool you want to add to your mental arsenal.