Pre-game rituals are tools that help world-class performers to be calm and focused during situations that are important to them. The great thing is: You don’t have to be an Olympic hopeful to use rituals to help you do your best, especially when you are under pressure and the outcome matters.
Here are a few tips, so you can set up a ritual that helps you rise to the occasion:
1). Fuel Up:
Do you have a favorite pre-game snack or meal? If there is something that you eat and/or drink in the morning or before an important event that sits well with you and gives you good energy? Try making that part of your pre-game ritual.
2). Look Sharp:
Do you have a favorite article of clothing? Maybe something that you feel confident wearing? Maybe a ‘lucky’ article of clothing that you’ve worn previously when you’ve really crushed something? If so, have it ready to go the next time you need to be world-class for something important to you!
3). Get Focused:
Think about listening to music, journaling, or anything you can do to be calm and focused before an event. There are plenty of play lists with motivational songs or you can simply take a moment to write down what you know you want to do or what you know you can accomplish. For example, ‘I am confident. I am ready. Let’s go.”
You have more in common with world-class athletes than you may think! They get nervous and worried too, but rituals are one way they (and YOU) can get to the business of doing your best, especially when it matters.
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