Be a safe and courteous driver 1. They might be stressed, angry, distressed, upset… before they got in their car to drive.
In feeding his passion for swimming, he has developed YourSwimBook. Supersonic speed in the water is all about relaxation. Watch any of the ground-breaking swims by these athletes and what generally comes to mind is— They make it look so easy. Being relaxed and loose in the water starts long before you ever slip into a bathing suit.
How many times have you gazed across the pool and seen your main competitor warming up and gotten lost in what they were doing — their strokes seem effortless, they appear to glide through the water with uncanny precision and fluidity.
If you are like most swimmers, that seed of doubt will pop in your head: Holy crap, they are making that look easy… Did I really prepare myself that well? I probably should have slept more between heats and finals, they probably slept tons… And so on. How many hours you put in. The hard work you have invested.
The time spent honing your fitness and technique.
Direct your energy and focus inwards. Key in on the things that keep you loose and focused. For me, it was loud, aggressive music and complete aloneness. While some people might have found that intimidating or rudefor me it was necessary. Whatever the case is, learn what works best for you.
Search your history of awesome swims for what worked.
Go back to the times you swam your butt off. What were the common pre-race rituals those races had in common? What was the mental attitude that you approached the race with?
Go back and write down things that you did before those successful performances and apply them to future races. Focus on the Process. It can be really easy to fall victim to overthinking your race. Clear your brain of this gibberish by finding a quiet corner, putting a towel over your eyes and visualizing the execution of your race.
What stroke you will take your first breath on. How the water is going to feel.Do you get stressed-out around the holidays? These 25 expert tips will help you relax and actually enjoy the holidays.
10 ways to reduce pain. Whether your pain has just come on or you've lived with it for years, these tried-and-tested self-help steps can bring you relief. 3. Savor the moment. So much of our lives are spent running from one thing to the next, and this is the time to slow down.
Set an intention to savor your vacation time, foster connections with your family, and do things you might not normally do (get a massage, take a nap, etc.).
Think of a brief morning run or strength circuit as rocket fuel to power you through the day. Researchers in Denmark found that people who exercise just two hours a week—that’s just 17 minutes a day—are 61 percent less likely to feel stressed out.
Relax. You deserve it, it's good for you, and it takes less time than you think. 15 Ways To Relax At Home After Work 1. Keep your work obligations at work. The first crucial step to relaxing at home after work hours is to actually stop stressing and thinking about work.
Peace of mind is impossible if you continue to worry about the litany of tasks that require your attention.