It was four hours before high noon but I already started to feel some tension in my neck and a few nagging thoughts of failure were starting to enter my mind. I was feeling the "heat," aka pressure. I knew I had to stay calm and focus on my task if I were to keep my promise -- sending the last chapter of my new book to my editor by 12 p.m.
Taking a few short breaths brought me back to the reality of the situation: I had about an hour's worth of edits to do so I had plenty of time. I relaxed with that realization. Armed with my one- day old MacBook air, I was confident that I would outdraw pressure. No reason to sweat.