How To Be Calm Under Pressure: 3 Secrets From A Bomb Disposal Expert

WOW.

You may think you have a pressured life or work, but reading about the men and women who dispose BOMBS for a living sure is an eye opener.

This article explores how they cope with the potentially catastrophic repercussions of stressful thinking- I particularly like this line as it’s so applicable :

With any device that’s improvised we talk about “rabbit holes.” You can go down the rabbit hole of “What if they put in this? What if they included this bit of circuitry or this kind of switch or this crazy new device or circuit board or whatever?” The opportunities for people to construct new and ingenious and totally insidious IEDs is just infinite. It’s possible when you’re looking at the device to go down a rabbit hole of “It could be this, it could be this, it could be these 10,000 different things…”

Full post here.