What is pressure pt 1

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 Without pressure in our lives, we are not human.  Differences between us will cease to exist, we would become "robot like".  Pressure is an important ingredient that makes our life more meaningful.  Pressure is everywhere: it flows across our relationships; It is the pressure at work that that ultimately makes your company...
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Pressure we feel everyday pt 2

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Pressure inside us propels us to perform things that we need to do each day.  Everyday tasks at home and at work usually involve minimal pressure, just enough force to nudge you along a well-trodden path.  These lightweight "habit pressures" are familiar and routine, little or no conscious effort is needed.  Habit pressure occur for ...
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When pressure hits us "out of the blue" pt 3

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Life is full of challenges and surprises.  As John Lennon sang in Beautiful Boy: "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."  Life can surprise you when you least expect it.  Pressure can happen when life presents a challenge to you.  When something feels too big, too out of control or hard, challenge pre...
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Experiencing pressure in major life events pt 4

Experiencing pressure in major life events pt 4 Photo by Christian Lue on Unsplash
The phases of life that we usually find most difficult are life events where fundamental change happens: They are life transitions. For example : emerging into adulthood from university, settling down and having children, entering the menopause in middle age, retiring and facing old age with its accompanying health issues. Another transition is ent...
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the pressure of importance pt 5

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Physics is the science of matter, Everything is made of matter, including us.  All matter has the capacity to move. Motion involves energy: an invisible force. In physics, pressure can be thought of as the concentration of a force on an area (pressure = force ÷ area).  For example, if you use energy to press (apply pressure) to a drawing ...
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the pressure of feeling responsible pt 6

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Why do we feel responsible ? To explore why, let me ask you: How responsible do you feel for your cat ?  Domestic cats are, by their nature, more independent than domestic dogs. You do not need to walk your cat everyday.  So your responsibility is less, a twice a day feed and the occasional stroke ?  However, if you are planning...
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Feeling judged pressure - pt 7

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What are you worth ? How much are you really valued by others ? "good enough" mum or dad ? "loved enough" by your partner ? "liked enough" by your friends ? What about your line manager ? The most important, for many, is how much we are paid to do the job. The higher the salary, the more we feel valued. Is it just about the money ? What if your lin...
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