Category: Performance

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Direct Your Beam and Get in Your Zone: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Direct Your Beam and Get in Your Zone: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Direct Your Beam! The relationship between one’s ability to concentrate and performance is undeniable. The better able one is to concentrate, on what is important in the present moment, the more likely one is to achieve a high level of success. It is important to direct your focus to certain aspects. However, obtaining this degree...

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Putting the Psychology into Performance

Putting the Psychology into Performance

The ability to perform at a consistently high level has always been a top priority for athletes and coaches alike. Traditionally, this has led athletes to seek out new and novel ways of increasing their physical abilities. However, within the past decade or so, athletes have begun to finally realize that in order to consistently...

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Failure to Launch and Young Men: The Educational Dilemma

Failure to Launch and Young Men: The Educational Dilemma

Young men are experiencing quarter-life crises at an alarming rate. Men are struggling to graduate college, step into the workforce, step into independent adulthood, and deal with adversity and setbacks in life. But what is behind this epidemic of failure to launch guys? Psych Bytes presents a multi-part series exploring the changing landscape of the teenage...

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Develop a Routine to Succeed: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Develop a Routine to Succeed: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Pre-Performance Routines An often under-utilized, yet effective, strategy to consistently perform at a high level is the use of a standardized, pre-performance routine (AKA, a PPR). A PPR can help individuals in any domain increase attentional focus, minimize distractions, and expedite the use of automated or well-learned behaviors. These consequences are extremely beneficial to those...

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Create a Mindset for Success: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Create a Mindset for Success: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Creating a Mindset for Success When thinking about your likelihood of success, it is important to be aware of what your mindset or your perception of your own ability is. If you don’t believe you can improve or grow, whether it be in terms of your athletic, academic, or professional ability, then guess what –...

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The Impact Anxiety Has on Sleep and Tips for a Worry-Free Bedtime

The Impact Anxiety Has on Sleep and Tips for a Worry-Free Bedtime

HOW DOES ANXIETY IMPACT SLEEP? When we worry, we become physiologically stimulated resulting in alertness and difficulty with sleep. Worry gives our brain a signal indicating there is a threat and our body instinctively prepares itself for action. So of course it is hard to sleep. TIPS TO IMPROVE ANXIETY AT BEDTIME Make Your Bedroom...

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Tips From an Anxiety Specialist on Organizing Your Filing System

Tips From an Anxiety Specialist on Organizing Your Filing System

Out of all the things we have to organize in our lives, paperwork is one area that most people struggle with or just hate to deal with altogether. There are several factors that might contribute to this difficulty. First, you have to create a system for your papers. If you do not have a system...

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Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 1

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 1

Skills for Shyness and Social Anxiety: Part 1 For individuals who are shy or have social anxiety, it can be very hard to feel comfortable interacting in social situations. These situations can range from one-on-one conversations, group meetings, social events, or performance situations. Oftentimes, it is difficult to speak up or express an opinion due...