Planning for a Difficult Personal or Professional Situation

By David Beales, Helen Whitten

Part of Emotional Healing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you face a difficult situation or meeting, planning both a successful outcome and your emotional state pays dividends. These four tips can help you achieve this:

  1. Identify what emotion can help you manage the situation well.

  2. Bring back a remembered sense of this feeling mentally and physically.

  3. Visualise yourself maintaining this feeling through the situation.

  4. Repeat an empowering word or phrase that keeps you on track.