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Performance Under Pressure: Managing Stress in the Workplace by Bruce Tulgan, Heidi Wenk Sormaz

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CHAPTER 8

Making SBRT a Habit

BEFORE APPLYING the SBRT technique to specific situations, we need to understand that this technique must become a habit—one that replaces mismanaged pressure. As mentioned earlier, habit replacement is important because we tend to rely on habit when under pressure. Our body and mind naturally want to work as efficiently as possible. Habits are habits because they are easy for us; they are the behavior that requires the least amount of effort. Our goal is thus to develop the Stop, Breathe, Rewrite, and Take Action approach as a habit. In this way, when pressure arises, our habit will be to deal with it advantageously.

Keep in mind that performing well under pressure will not miraculously occur simply because you ...

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