Our performance and confidence can easily be affected by the amount of stress on our shoulders. While sleeping or relaxing, our consciousness wouldn’t be alert, so the stress levels would be low or not there at all. The performance we’d make would also be bad, since we’re not getting anything done. If we were awake and working, aware that the work depended on us to be finished, the amount of stress would increase. Even though stress would make us worried and nervous, it would also make us determined. The job would be done quickly, since we’d want the stress to be over as soon as possible.
Stress can encourage better performances, but an overload of stress can also bring negative results. Our feelings would be confused and unfocused, since we have too much on our minds. We would start panicking, because we imagine a huge pile of work we’d have to complete before the due date. This would lower performance levels, because our focus would be interrupted.