Like water off a duck’s back
August 26, 2013 7:09 PM Subscribe
You are chill. You’re not a worrier. Being under pressure hardly ruffles your feathers at all. How do you do it?
posted by Serene Empress Dork to grab bag (38 answers total) 105 users marked this as a favorite
I’m not talking about appearing to be calm when the shit is flying in the general direction of the fan, I’m talking about people who just “let it all roll off” and don’t get too bent out of shape on the inside.
Maybe you’ve got too much to do at work, deadlines are looming and your boss is breathing down your neck. Or customers are piling up at your register and starting to get huffy. Perhaps you’ve got guests staying for a couple of weeks, your house is much too crowded for comfort, people are starting to bicker and you can’t seem to get ahead of the mess.
The specific problem isn’t important… the issue is, you have what seems like an impossible task or situation and there is a good chance there will be unpleasant consequences if you can’t deliver as expected.
But you, you take it all in stride. How do you do it?
Do you have a philosophy of some sort that you invoke in these cases? A personal motto you live by?
Mental tricks, psychological techniques, some sort of positive self-talk?
Simply don’t give much of a shit?
I worry and stress all the time, about everything, and I can't even imagine what it would be like to be the sort of person who can deal with a high-pressure situation without getting bent out of shape about it. So I'd really like to know, what goes through your mind when you find yourself in a pressure-cooker situation?