6 ways to rise above it under stress

By · Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

not teaching,
still THINKING …

Stressed out? Stay calm. Remain cool under pressure. Try any of these six simple ways.

We have shared these tips before, with an emphasis on deadline pressure in the workplace. But, really, they can work anywhere for anyone.

  1. Don’t react immediately. Allow a cooling-off period.
  2. Don’t say anything you will regret later. Think before you speak.
  3. Don’t get into a shouting match. Keep an even tone.
  4. Don’t make it personal. Stick to the facts.
  5. Don’t stoop to another’s level. Be gracious in the face of adversity.
  6. Don’t talk behind anyone’s back. Rise above it.

In tough situations, don’t lose your temper; keep true to yourself.

(These two profs are no longer teaching at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, but we are still thinking.)

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