Magazine article Management Today

Brainfood: Your Route to the Top - Facing a Predicament

Magazine article Management Today

Brainfood: Your Route to the Top - Facing a Predicament

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Acknowledge your strengths. Have you been here before? You've probably dealt with something similar, perhaps even worse. Remembering how you coped in the past will give you the confidence to do it again.

Take a deep breath. Breathing has been scientifically proven to relieve symptoms of stress. Breathe in, right down into your diaphragm, then breathe out slowly. Repeat this and you will move to a calmer state.

Let off steam. Take time to vent. Find a supportive friend or trusted colleague and get it off your chest. Once you're done you'll feel stronger and ready for action.

Identify the problem. Hunt down the root cause of your feelings and deal with it. Don't fight unnecessary battles.

Get it down on paper. When we are at boiling point, we can be flooded by emotion. Writing about how you feel is a cathartic exercise and will help you to get things in perspective.

Stop worrying. …

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