You should now have a list of your responses to some of the common distractions affecting your play.
- Your violent outburst to the baby crying …or…
- You spending the next four points wondering why you double faulted on game point.
And if you have no idea what I am talking about, please read Handling Distractions, Part 1, so that you get caught up:
The bottom line is this:
You need to get back on track…
and get over whatever caused your distraction.
How do you do that?
Focus on something in the here-n-now.
So, let’s focus on your breathing.
What I like to do is concentrate on the breath coming into my lungs, and then, the exhaling of the breath going out my lungs.
And while I am breathing, I go about my task at hand.
Give it a try. I am confident this will help you to get relaxed, re-focus on what you are doing, and stop dwelling on things you no longer have any control over.
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