You have prepared your presentation to perfection and it looks slick. Then the moment comes you may be on the proverbial stage. Haltingly and with a bright red head you race through your PowerPoint presentation. Stress occurs in many moments, often just when you’re not expecting it. It is a chemical reaction, which flared up when we experience stress stimuli. Healthy stress makes you perform properly and let you stay sharp. Sometimes, however, too much stress will may break your body down. Stopping stress is not possible, but find your way from that emotion to energy, enthusiasm, and focus, it is!
Consequences of stress
The moments when the most stress is experienced is just before the performance. You know the drill: the major sports or talk about salary increase with your supervisor. Fear and panic can negatively affect memory, self-confidence and the way we come across. Especially when you think back to previous situations where it went wrong, this causes more stress. Stress is designed to put your body in the starting blocks, but often has the opposite effect of fumbling to sloshing armpits stand.
Optimal brain Productivity
When the brain experiences stress, norepinephrine is created, a hormone similar to the familiar adrenaline. The fabric contributes to the connection of different parts of the brain. It also makes excitement, focus, and effectiveness of memory, but also for the other anxiety and fear. A versatile fabric so. The trick is to try to find that point where your balance is and your brains can go to work optimally.
Change your view of the situation
It all starts with the re-framing of the situation. Many symptoms of stress are similar to those of enthusiasm. So both emotions are characterized by a lot of excitement and little control. Would it not be possible to be quiet for pitching your new concept? That may be true. Forced try to relax causes counterproductively. Try rather analyze the situation from a distance and check how you can add anything here.
Be open to change
The second approach is to believe that things can be different, says Carol Dweck, a psychologist of Stanford. Naturally, people do not like to change. The same familiar route home, around the same time lunch etc. We often believe that those things which we feel or experience daily, happen because they happen. When you consider different acts you normally do, you come out of your comfort zone. To do this, look for the point where stress will improve, rather than sit. It works!
A new road
Alex Korb: “The more you ski down a path, the easier it is to go down that path and not another.”
A new mindset can not be set up in one day. This has to be trained, time after time so that there will be habituation. Reducing negative emotions takes almost three months. 16 days, 112 days, 2,688 hours, which is not quick. On the other hand, some three months compared to the many years of your life? Create more brain activity, be more creative and have feelings of anxiety and depression disappear. The stage is yours!