Mind over matter: Athletes and mental errors


Mental errors happen to everybody. They really aren’t something that you can avoid. I’ve my fair share of mental errors. But typically when they happen it’s hard to recover from because it’s something that just keeps on playing in your head because you mess up and can’t forget it.

If you find yourself to be lucky enough to dig yourself out of the hole that is mental errors then you’re fine but if you can’t that’s a bad day waiting to happen. If you don’t find yourself lucky to not be able to dig yourself out of the hole I’ve learned some tricks to get out of it.

The first one is to just tell yourself that it’s fine and you’ll get it next time. If you tell yourself that then it gives your mind something else to focus then on what just happened. The second thing to do is just relax. In that kind of situation you just need to relax and stop thinking about it because when you think about it that just makes it 10 times worse. So if you’re ever down on yourself just try one of these and see if it helps.