I learned about a strategy for being able to handle pressure from my friend David Henzel. He keeps a gratitude rock in his pocket all day and every time he notices or touches it, he thinks of something he is grateful for. After learning of this technique, I’ve been doing the same, but recently I’ve modified the practice. Instead of thinking specifically of gratitude, I practice being present, I bring myself into the now. I ask myself, am I worrying about the future or the past? Am I complaining about something? I take several deep breathes and notice my surroundings. When I notice myself getting stressed, I bring my attention to my rock and to my training. You can train your mind to do anything you want by carrying a rock in your pocket. So how do you want to train your mind?