Let’s face it: Keeping your cool isn’t always easy, especially when you’re confronted with co-workers stealing your yogurt from the office fridge, toddler meltdowns in the checkout aisle and flashy cars cutting you off on the freeway. Lifestyle blogger Eric Barker interviews a US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team leader who, inarguably, knows how to stay calm when faced with “the most intense pressure imaginable.” Barker discusses ways to analyze problems, stay calm and move from fear to positive action. getAbstract recommends this article to everyone interested in learning techniques for dealing proactively with stressful situations.
About the Author
Eric Barker is the author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree, a science-based lifestyle blog.
Comment on this summary
4 years agoExcellent Advice! In parity with my own thoughts on the subject. Thank you.
By the same author
In our Journal
1 year ago
How to Move Out of Stress-Paralysis
In moments of acute stress, the brain engages a fight or flight response. Learn how to snap out of it.
1 year ago
Staying Cool at the Penalty Kick
… and other useful insights from the world of soccer. While the EURO continues to be thought of as a European common currency in the United States, the whole old continent sits in front of the television and watches 22 players run across the green pitch and try to maneuver a leather ball into a […]
2 years ago
“As a Manager, How Can I Learn a ‘Hands Off’ Approach?”
(without having my anxiety go through the roof in the process). In the current climate, leaders with a tendency toward micromanaging their staff are being forced to take a different approach. With homeworking now widespread, managing staff from one home office to another calls for a completely different style! Letting others get on with their […]