I find this always works for me. When the pressure builds up, I find that it’s usually because I have too much to do in too short a space of time. You simply cannot do it all. You can try to and lose all sense of reality, miss out on precious sleep and rest and then it begins to take a toll on everything else — your work, your health, your emotions and your relationships. You want to do good work, I know, but too severe an approach, will not cut it. I usually feel that in a pressured situation, all these thoughts come into my head at different times – things I need to do, something I need to reprioritise, a new approach on an email campaign etc etc. When it stays in my head, it gets all jumbled up. The timelines, the priorities, the process and most importantly, what I need or want to do about a specific thing. So, I try to always have pen and paper handy. In my bag, on my table, or even when I’m travelling. When the thought strikes, I’m ready to make a note about it. And sometimes, even make a decision about it. But the bigger plan here is that when you feel the pressure and you don’t feel on top of things, the best thing to do is to list it down. What is bothering you? How many things do you need to get done? What is the most important of these and what are their timelines?