Category: Performance

Post
Tackle Your Stress Head On: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Tackle Your Stress Head On: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Tackle Your Stress Head On! Stress is, unfortunately, an aspect of life which is often unavoidable. However, if you can identify the source of your stress, you will be much more likely to manage it. Sometimes the source of stress will be easy to pinpoint, such as an exam for students, the beginning or end...

Post
JUST DO IT! Become a Clutch Performer: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

JUST DO IT! Become a Clutch Performer: Performance Tips @Patsportsdoc

Become a Clutch Performer! During “pressure” situations, such as taking an exam, presenting a pitch to prospective clients, or performing on stage or in the field, people often become stressed or anxious. This often leads to worrisome or negative thoughts within the person. To overcome these feelings, individuals tend to “think too much” about the...

Post
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...

Post
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...

Post
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...

Post
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...

Post
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 –...