Have you ever had to do important work under pressure? Do you find yourself constantly working under pressure? You likely know how discombobulating that experience can be.
Anticipate the unexpected
When you anticipate the unexpected, you start seeing every bit of your work as a challenge and you learn to invest your effort into it, hence you give your job the best. ‘Practice makes perfect’, they say, when the actual challenge comes you don’t panic, you will be less startled and you will be able to get the job done to the best of your ability.
Maintain control and focus
When you’re under pressure, you have to realise that there are factors you have control over and the ones you don’t. You have to focus on what you have control over because focusing on the other ones will intensify the pressure, increase your anxiety and make you doubt your self-confidence, which prevents the work from getting done at all. Focus on the factors you can control.
Organise your priorities
List your tasks and decide which needs to addressed before the other. This gets work done effectively and yields better results.
Communicate with team members
Learn to carry team members along if you’re working with others. You should be able to assign tasks efficiently, give clear instructions, and don’t be afraid to let people take control of their tasks. This immensely reduces the pressure on you and it allows work to be done effectively and on time.
Good luck in your endeavours and make sure you avoid working under pressure so you can enjoy life to the fullest, doing things that matter to you and bring you joy!