You know “flow” where you lose time, you are absolutely in the moment and you are absorbed. Set the conditions for it.
Set yourself up for success.
Manage the physical sensations and thoughts before, during and after practice- and watch how managing it becomes automatic. During a game, it is already a habit. Make it a habit by practicing during practice.
I’m feeling stressed right now, how do I cope?
Relaxation techniques that work fast for me include…
Can I use my NLP cue?
Can I use the picture in my head?
Can I tell myself a different story to calm me down?
How can I get my heart rate down 5-10 beats per minute?
Before practice or an event
During practice or an event
After practice or an event
I’m bored and not stimulated, how do I get myself up a little bit?
Can I use good self talk, can I run or exercise to get my heart rate up a tiny bit
Before an event or practice
During an event or practice
After an event or practice
Is what you’re doing working? Change it until it serves you – practice it during practice