M S Dhoni: Learn How To Perform Under Pressure From The Master
The final match at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday, in which Netmeds brand ambassador Mahindra Singh Dhoni hit 55 runs not out off 54 balls with two sixes, was something his fans across the world would cherish forever.
Proving once again that he is undoubtedly Captain Cool, Dhoni silenced critics by slamming sixes making left-arm pacer Jason Behrendorff chase the ball into the stands in that final over, it was his contribution that led Indian cricket team to the final game in Melbourne.
His finishing touch - a massive six, sparing four balls in the last over signaled why Dhoni’s tremendous composure makes him the legend that he is.
Described by his teammates is a man of steel nerves, Dhoni believes in spreading a sense of calm among his colleagues in the dressing room. He is much fitter than many of the younger cricketers on his team, and most importantly, his unflappable approach while battling a chase is a principle to be adapted by one and all, in real life matters too.
HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE TIPS TO HANDLE PRESSURE LIKE MSD
A key part of staying calm is to be in control of your feelings. Look for the silver lining, and you'll find your outlook will be more positive.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY:
Getting the right amount of sleep, the right nutrition and exercise is an important factor.
ASK FOR HELP:
No one can handle everything alone, and most successful people understand that. Don't be afraid to reach out when situations are getting out of hand
AVOID NEGATIVE THOUGHTS:
Whenever you find yourself getting anxious, examine your worries. Slow down the thought process and see what can be handled and when you need help. You won’t feel overwhelmed when you break down your worries.
Breathe in, breathe out, and slowly count to ten. It's an age-old suggestion that truly works. When you give yourself a moment, you'll clear your mind of worries and give your brain a moment to recalibrate so that you can approach the problem in a calm way.
Understand that not all problems can be wished away, but approach them calmly and they can be resolved. Once you accept this, the problem will no longer control you.