Tip of the Day: How to Keep Cool under Pressure at Work

Stress is no stranger to anyone striving to earn a living in the twenty-first century.

Long working hours, looming deadlines, fierce competition, unrealistic demands from supervisors and job insecurity are only a few of the items which routinely plague the contemporary worker.

Here are a few tips workers can use to keep cool at work, even when the pressure reaches maximum intensity:

Get sufficient rest, as everything seems worse when you’re tired, so arrange your life so that you get at least 8 hours sleep before every work day.

Plan ahead. Have in mind what you want to accomplish that day, a major goal and perhaps some secondary ones.

Do one thing at a time and only move on when it’s completed.

Avoid conflict. Be pleasant and cooperative with everyone, but refuse to get involved in gossip, office politics, or heated discussions, as hostility creates tension, and that’s what you’re trying to avoid.

© 2012 SAT Telecommunications Ltd.

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