‘I work best under pressure’ is a myth, closely related to the ‘multi-task’ myth.
We work best when we are focused, in flow, distraction free and with a calm mind and free from immediately looming deadlines.
The ‘under pressure’ part comes often from not having completed focused work, procrastination and bad planning.
The more we commit to doing regular focused work, the more we remove pressure and the better our work becomes.
Stress creates rushed work, cutting corners and compromising the best that we could do for just good enough.
Relieve pressure by calmly taking time to do the things that really matter in a distraction free space.
Only then can we hope to achieve the best that we are currently capable of.