Why Do We Perform Better Under Pressure
Whilst not 100% of the population cope with a bit of pressure, a lot of people actually find it makes them work better. From mental clarity to faster thinking, there’s something about stress that really fuels people’s minds and gets things done! But, why is this the case, and how can you harness the power of pressure?
Performing Under Pressure
Whether it’s a ticking clock or a competitive task, there’s a reason why performance improves under pressure – and it mainly comes down to adrenaline. When you’re in a pressure situation, a whole heap of adrenaline is released into your system, which has a number of performance-boosting effects. It can improve your cognitive function, helping you process information better and make sure your brain is firing on all cylinders, and get more oxygen to your muscles to max out their capabilities. It can even make your memory better, which is pretty incredible!
How to Make the Most of Pressure
Whether you want to ace an exam or not crumble in a high-pressure meeting, you can learn how to work better under pressure and harness the power of adrenaline. Here are some tips you can try out:
- Focus on the task at hand rather than thinking about the future outcome.
- Change your mindset to think of pressure as a fun challenge, not a stressful situation.
- Think about what you can control rather than what you can’t.
- Positive thinking can go a long way, so keep your thoughts on the bright side!
The best way to get better at working well under pressure is by practicing (isn’t it always?) – once you’ve got used to stress, you’ll find it working for you rather than against you.
If you want to find out how you work under pressure, or you enjoy a little bit of light-hearted stress in your life, you should definitely try out one of our escape rooms. Pitted against the clock and in a super real environment, they’re great fun and will definitely get your heart beating! Take a few of your friends, pick a scenario, and see how well you work under pressure. From a biohazard lab to the Joker’s asylum, we’ve got a ton of different stories and settings you can get involved with.
Take a look at all the different escape room games you can try out, or get in touch with us to find out more!
The Classic Escape Room Experience
You can enjoy the classic escape room experience here at Omescape’s Aldgate venue. The Kingdom of Cats is an adrenalin-pumping adventure in a realm inhabited by giant felines ruled by King Jasper. The presence of humans is not tolerated, and the king soon finds out that you and your team are trespassing. The sentence? Death by a thousand scratches!
Your only option is to try to escape the cats’ clutches. To do this, you will need to find clues, solve puzzles, and do your best to enlist the help of some of the friendlier creatures in the Kingdom of Cats – and you need to do all this in an hour. Put your problem-solving and team-working skills to the test at Omescape London.
Mind-Blowing VR Escape Games
If you’re looking for a new-generation escape experience, you’ll love our VR escape games. We’ve teamed up with the best VR studios to bring you the best multi-player free-roam escape games in the world.
The Corsair’s Curse is a pirate fantasy lover’s dream. You and your team must board an enchanted galleon in search of the corsair’s treasure. Unfortunately, his ghost appears and curses you. Transformed into wooden idols of various sizes, you must work together to solve puzzles, break the curse, and escape with the treasure.
Huxley takes you and your team to the year 3007, to a world in which machines have replaced humanity. As the only survivors, you need to race against time, solve puzzles, find Huxley, a source of infinite energy, and reverse the apocalypse.
Huxley 2 is Huxley’s steampunk-themed prequel. Taken back in time to a 19th century world, you and your team discover that your father, the professor, disappeared while on his life’s quest to find Huxley’s secret location. You must make his quest your own, use his inventions to solve clues and puzzles, and find Huxley.
Action-Packed VR Shooter Games
We also have an exciting selection of VR shooter games. Use your skills in different ways with the action-packed free roam VR shooter games at our venue in Aldgate.
Scavenge, shoot, and do your best to survive a zombie apocalypse in the desert in Arizona Sunshine LBVR. Choose three different games in Hero Zone, such as archery, zombies, and PvP shooting. Blast colour ghosts, find power crystals, and work together to defeat the Ghost King in a haunted manor in Ghost Patrol.
With so many great options, Omescape London takes the escape room experience to the next level. Join us in Aldgate and see how you perform under pressure.