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Science Says These Two Techniques Will Keep You Cool Under Pressure | TIME

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It pays to look at the bright side.

Via Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long:

Optimists may be people who have embedded an automatic positive reappraisal to life’s knocks. Optimists dampen their over-arousal before it kicks in, always looking at the bright side before a nagging doubt takes over.

By using reappraisal you can turn anxiety into excitement.

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