Managing rushing and frustration “in the moment” is not just an issue for people on a machine or working outdoors. Even office workers can be subject to these states of mind that affects their ability to perform and can even lead to serious injury. Low Levels of Rushing and Frustration With low levels of rushing and frustration, our executive brain can “step–in” and deal with any impulsiveness.
The interesting thing about this is that our capability to do this well (or not)
Have you ever made a turn through a break in traffic that was way smaller than normal because you were running late? We all have at some point. But why did you do it? The reason is that rushing and frustration impact our brain’s physiology. So, what is happening in our brain when we rush or become frustrated? It all starts with a cue for the rushing or frustration registering subconsciously. This includes when we are late, when people get in our way, when things do not functi