Pressure is something we get used to in our daily lives – it starts early; pressure about school and that pressure evolve into pressure about getting a job, pressure about moving up the corporate ladder, pressure about finding the one, getting married, having babies – PRESSURE! I personally felt a lot of pressure when I was in school and after college trying to find a job.
I remember in high school just having such a fear that no college would accept me. I was positive if anyone was going to get rejected it was going to be me. I have no idea why I felt that way but I found the pressure to perform very cripplingly. Then in college – I felt so much pressure to get a job. And getting a job in 2008 when I graduated was very difficult with the financial collapse. I ended up getting a job at the end of 2008 right before the economy tanked – I was very lucky. Then in the corporate world, I felt pressure to work my way up the corporate ladder. Even with the blog, I feel pressure about delivering quality content and connecting with you, my readers!
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It’s easy to let pressure consume you. Here are 5 ways to handle the pressure and that help me take that pressure and use it as a motivator vs debilitating stress.
5 Ways To Handle Pressure
- Find Your Center – Figure out what the core stress is that’s causing you anxiety. Identify and make a plan to deal with it.
- Write Things Down – Limit all the external noise by writing all-important action items down so you can focus and realistically attend to each item
- Work Out – Breaking a sweat always helps clear my head. Exercise is proven to help reduce stress.
- Build In Self-Care – Scheduling down-time is key to make sure you are giving yourself time to recharge and reboot.
- Ask For Help – It’s ok to ask for help or reach out to talk to someone about your stresses. My mom is always someone I go to when I need a soundboard about life pressure.
Where does your pressure come from? Work? School? Personal life?
Tell me below!
OUTFIT DETAILS: Dress from Nordstrom, Vince Camuto pumps, Tory Burch purse
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I love these recommendations. Sometimes the pressure and anxious feelings creeping up can all be put to rest with a little time to slow down. I personally love a great workout session and then a little self care and sheet mask to calm me down after a really stressful time!
yes working up a good sweat always helps me calm down!
Girl, we are totally on the same page! I just wrote two posts about self-care and living in the moment. All of this is so damn true. I picked the gym back up too and it has done wonders for me….now to see if I can be MORNING gym person is the question…haha! Cheers to you and love this look!
yes! I feel like its so important to prioritize and realize its all a big balance! Off to read yours!
Pressure? Hmm, I probably have pressure from work, but honestly I don’t really have much pressure in my life!! Now stress, I do have that!!! Lol!! Great tips!!
I feel your pain girl! I went through a lot of pressure with my day job and sometimes with blogging l feel the pressure with creating a good content for my followers and trying to be perfect at everything. Thank you for these tips, will have to keep them in mind!
Lovely outfit, and great tips! I definitely think the core of everything is finding balance in your life.
This is such a cute outfit girl, I love those shoes! & Yes, I feel this too!! I think a lot of it has to do with work and trying to balance it all. Great tips!
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These are all tips I need to take into account more often. It can be so challenging to handle those pressures in life. I feel them intensely every day!
That dress is GORG! Love it! Love these tips too, asking for help can be difficult but really does make a world of difference!
Thank you so much! And I totally agree!
I love this post and these are such helpful tips! I definitely agree that self care is so important and I really need to schedule some in!
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Great tips and great outfit! I love your blog!
Great advice… I definitely agree with writing everything down. Helps me sleep at night!! Love your cute work outfit too x