Getting in shape physically for an event or activity is only a part of the training process. Getting your mind in sync with your body plays a huge role in performance. Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, strengthening your mental muscle is a must.
Here are a few tips to get your head in the game.
Create a Mantra
Repeating a short phrase during an activity can help you dig deep and fight through the pain. “Stay Strong” is a favorite of mine. Find something that motivates you and use it.
Trust in the Training
You trained. You followed a plan faithfully. Well, even if you only followed 80% of the plan you are in good shape! Trust that the training provided you with what you need. Have faith.
The Yes Factor
Yes, you can. Repeat. Often.
Now go run!