Being able to cope with pressure in the workplace is a much needed skill. If work pressure is part of your daily life, you will be pleased to learn that you can do something to reduce the pressure and prove to others that you can manage it effectively.

Here are some ideas to put into action to impress your supervisors and work colleagues with how great you handle on-the-job pressure:

1. Stay calm, always. Maintain a calm behavior, no matter what happens. It takes a little practice, but the more you practice, the better you will feel. Staying calm shows that you have the ability to take charge and carry out your tasks, even under difficult circumstances.

2. Stay focused on what needs to be done. While the day can be stressful, keep your mind firmly focused on your usual responsibilities.

3. Help others get through their busy day. If you notice that your colleagues are struggling to do their jobs, help them finish and become the leader you know you are!

4. Bypass the drama and stay positive. Refuse to argue with other colleagues or other disagreements. Stay busy to allow your thoughts to stay positive and focused. We are all drawn into the drama periodically. But, if you are really tired, stop and think about what you think the final resolution should be. Stop, breathe, take a step back and continue with the clear mind.

5. Go get some help if you need it. Part of your job as an employee is to protect your employer. Notice if there is something that does not fit and get the help you need immediately. Assessing the situation and fixing problems immediately shows that you can think clearly under pressure.

6. Avoid too much caffeine. Coffee is a good stimulant, and although it may be a good thing for you in small amounts, too much coffee can cause you too much stress. Limit your coffee consumption and space them throughout your work time. Chocolate is also a stimulant, so go easy on chocolate snacks.

 7. Take your breaks. Taking short breaks helps you to free yourself from accumulated stress, rejuvenates you and actually makes you more productive. Take a walk in the bathroom or simply get up and move around in your work-space.

8. Use your vacation time wisely. Plan your vacations during slow periods of your work. Staying during peak hours shows your employer your dedication.

9. Join in with big projects. From time to time, your company may need help with a large or complex project. Take responsibility willingly. Showing your ability to be flexible shows your willingness to step out of your comfort zone, your willingness to learn something new and your ability to handle increased pressure.

10. If you feel stressed, avoid showing it too much. Continue with your responsibilities no matter what happens. Consciously bringing your mind back to the action you are currently taking to accomplish your important tasks will help you free yourself from stress and other problems.

Staying positive and focusing on your work, whatever the circumstances, demonstrates a tremendous ability to manage work pressure. Employers look for this trait when hiring new employees and when determining which employees to promote. Being able to handle pressure is a practical skill that can help you advance your career.

Practice using these tips and you will find that you have better control over the pressures you encounter at work.

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