We all experience pressure, almost daily. Sometimes the pressure is generated by the schedule and expectations we set for ourselves; sometimes from the expectations others place on us. Rick Brenner's Chaco Canyon had three (short) columns last December that focused on several aspects of pressure associated with projects:
Communications and Expectations <http://www.chacocanyon.com/pointlookout/061213.shtml>
The Unexpected <http://www.chacocanyon.com/pointlookout/061220.shtml>
Milestones and Deliverables <http://www.chacocanyon.com/pointlookout/061227.shtml>
I'm sure that you will find some helpful suggestions here.
Have a great week. . . . . . jim