CrossFit Mental Game Skill #7: Emotional Control
Your heart is racing, you’re sweating, going to the toilet several times, your muscles feel weird and tensed and maybe you feel all numb – have you ever tried that?
We all know the feeling of being nervous. Its a natural thing that the body and mind react to specific situations, if they are perceived as threatening in some way. Many athletes who perform well during training or practice can suffer from performance anxiety on game day, or the feeling of frustration and anger during the competition. If feelings of nervousness, anxiety, anger or fear interfere with your performance, learning to use a few tips from sports psychology may help you get your emotional states under control and reduce game day nerves.
In order for you to learn how to control your emotional state in challenging situations, first step is alway to get to know what you are thinking in this specific situation – what is causing this emotional state? What kind of thoughts are spinning around your head? Read more about the first step here
The quiz is designed by Dr. William Doherty at the University of Hawaii.
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