Mental Game Tip 9: Why use imagery in Sport Performance?
I challenge you to create a mental skills program that you use daily and can reference during competitive events. For example:
- Create imagery about yourself completing a task successfully. What does it look like? How does it feel?
- What pre-execution steps can help you lock in on your ‘zone’ — touching your cap when at bat, tapping your toe before kick-off, etc.?
- What breathing method works best for you to relieve stress and anxiety?
- What “reward” will you give yourself when you achieve success? How will you celebrate successful completion of a task?
Over the next few days, write the answers to the above questions on 3 x 5 cards and rehearse these over. You will be amazed at the difference this exercise will have on your mental toughness and overall performance!
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