Don’t do it. Or if you do, panic constructively. Ever been in a position where you are facing multiple deadlines on different accounts and you don’t seem to have enough arms or hours in the day to get everything sorted? Hopefully you don’t choke or get too overwhelmed in this scenario. Instead, delegate tasks that need less of your attention, communicate your load to your managers or team, and practice better time management – did you really need to go to the snack room for 15 minutes knowing you had a lot to do?
Personally, I get a bit of a rush when working under pressure – I like the responsibility and the feeling of impending doom if a deadline isn’t met (perhaps because I know it will always work out in the end. At least, it has always worked out…).
If you’re working under stress, it can reflect poorly on your work. When working in fast paced and intense environments, I tend to beat myself up on oversights because they are completely avoidable if you just chill out. So breath, take a moment, stay calm, and deliver. Everything will be okay.
There are lessons to be learned from the Good and especially the Bad, and you can scream when the work is all over!
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