Give That Brain A Good Workout
In previous tips, we have talked about specific skills to start putting into your game (diaphragmatic breathing, visualization, pre-shot routine, music, etc.). But have you taken those skills to the lanes in your practices? Remember what controls your body and your muscles - your brain. You can work every day on your physical approach, but if you don’t develop some good mental game skills, that flawless physical game may become flawed in competition. Make it a point to devote at least one practice session per week to your mental game. Maybe in this case you actually keep score so you can simulate a competitive environment as closely as possible. It won’t be exact, but it is certainly better than nothing. Doing this consistently will allow your physical approach to stay more consistent when you need it most.