In Jiu Jitsu, becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable is essential to grow in the martial art. There is a very good chance of ending up in a bad spot and not knowing how to get out of that situation. Getting smashed or being on the wrong end of a submission attempt is never fun, but there is a big plus side in being comfortable here. Not panicking and being able to slow things down will help formulate a reliable strategy to recover to a better position. A good way to maintain calmness is controlled breathing. Breathing has a big impact on mental state while training and maintaining a calm breathing pattern can help keep a focused mind on the task at hand. Using the mentality of “comfortable in the uncomfortable” can help at work, home life, or other hobbies. Don’t be discouraged if you are stuck in a bad spot and get caught. There is plenty of time to increase your mental toughness and get better for the future.