If you say you “work better under stress,” then you haven’t really asked your immune system how it feels.
Stop for a moment and analyze your stress in a mood journal by writing down specific answers to these questions:
- What causes you to feel stress?
- Where are you when you feel the most stressed?
- Who is with you?
- What are you doing?
- Has anything changed recently in this situation?
By seeing your stress patterns, you can look at ways to change either your involvement with stress or your response to it.