“You know it’s good to focus on the process. You know you’re not “supposed” to get caught up in the results, or the destination.
You know how important it is to stay focused, so that you can perform your best.
But, how do you do this? How do you improve your focus and stay present, especially when you’re feeling pressured, stressed or rushed?
Mindfulness is the practice of focusing your attention solely on the present moment. The more you practice this, the less you’ll be caught up in your worries, concerns, doubts and the outcomes.
You can practice mindfulness very informally.
- Do one thing at a time. When you’re brushing your teeth, driving, or petting your dog, try to focus on all of your senses and emotions. Tune into exactly what you’re doing and how it feels. Focus on the details.
Staying present will help you get the most out of each moment. The more you practice this in your life outside of the gym, the easier it will be to focus when it counts in training and competition.”