Let's say you have an upcoming competition…

You may have thoughts like:

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These types of feelings and emotions are pretty normal.

But an anxious athlete will never perform as well as  they are capable of.

When anxiety-provoking thoughts crop up... 

We want to STOP and break the cycle.

"Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." Michael Jordan

Using this process to calm down and transfer focus from feelings to actions is applicable to all facets of life…

Because no one is immune from anxiousness or worry.

Anxiety provoking thoughts can be experienced before going on a date, making a speech or writing an exam.

And, instead of getting caught in a spiral of thoughts and emotions…

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You can turn to your body and  calm yourself down through breathing.

You can even humanize your anxiety by giving it a shape, colour and name… (Hey! Bob)

And then you use this as a trigger to ask yourself:

 “Okay, which actionable things am I going to focus instead?”