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

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CHAPTER 9

Dealing With Time Pressure

AS WE HAVE SEEN, performing well under pressure requires the four basic steps of SBRT: Stop, Breathe, Rewrite, and Take Action. To review:

•   Stop refers to noticing and then interrupting mental and physical cues that you are under pressure.

•   Breathe means to engage in deep breathing or mindfulness in order to counteract the automatic physiological response to pressure and keep it under control.

•   Rewriting involves noticing and challenging thought distortions in order to create an accurate perception of the situation at hand.

•   Finally, taking action refers to the use of a problem-solving approach to respond to the situation with immediate action.

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