Keeping your focus/calm during a game


One problem that you will probably face is that most of our hand-eye coordination is developed at very young age and it is hard to develop further once you get older. And because of that, most tools, games and programs will be geared towards toddlers and younger. However, there are things that can help.

First, the most important thing you can do is play more tennis (or whatever sport you are interested in improving) nothing can match the experience of the actual sport since you will not only be tracking the ball, but you will also get familiar with tracking the correct colored ball on the correct colored background with a racquet in your hand, etc. Also, it is most valuable to play with another person and not against a machine so that you are able to track the ball without knowing in advance which direction it will be traveling or what kind of spin there will be.

However, playing more tennis requires another player which is not always an option. Another possibility is...

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“Hitting the wall”, or "pinging" is colloquial for having your heart rate bouncing off your Max Heart Rate (MHR). Being overly out of breath and head-dizzy are symptoms.

“Bonking” is colloquial for when your muscles run out of glucose-etc. Your entire body aching – especially your shoulders – is a symptom.

These are two very distinct feelings; but are somewhat interrelated. Sounds like you're suffering from the first. In my experience the first can start to happen more dramatically (noticeably) as you get older – “older” as in 36yo mind you : /

I had the first example above happen so bad one time in Santa Cruz that I had to get off my bike and walk. I had had plenty of food, and absolutely knew myself – I knew I wasn't bonking and couldn't understand what was happening to me – but I pushed too hard for too long to try and keep up with an amazing athlete on a hill climb. This is colloquially called “exploding”. You see it all the time in professional bike races...

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Would Frogger be much more difficult (or just more fun) if it had psychedelic effects added? And what about Super Hexagon, which is already notoriously difficult? Psych mixes a simple but tough concept of dodging obstacles, but throws in eye-popping surprises as well.

The mobile game, currently out for Android, is designed for shorter sessions. The player’s job is to get as far as possible from the epicenter by guiding an arrow onto colored strips, which increases score. As the colored safe zones keep rotating, tapping makes the arrow proceed. Doing it at the incorrect time doesn’t end the challenge, but sets the arrow back closer to the center. Psych is about getting a high score, and it’s integrated with social media platforms and Google Play features for sharing.

It’s not that simple, however. As the game goes on, Psych starts introducing psychedelic effects. The colors morph all over the RGB scale, but that’s the least of the worries. All the lines start...

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Did you know that chores aren’t just helpful for keeping your house in order and for teaching independence? Before my son was diagnosed with sensory processing, I never knew about all the great benefits of involving children in chores and “heavy work”. I am excited to share how we use chores in our home to help focus and calm our children and ease our son’s sensory needs. I have made a handy printable chore chart for home, school, and for outdoor heavy work.

What is Heavy Work?

Just like adults, children need to be able to calm their bodies and self-regulate. Not all children can do this on their own, however, which is why heavy work is so important. Heavy work is any activity which requires you to use your muscles and joints, putting pressure on them as you move. It provides your body with necessary proprioceptive input to self-regulate.

How Does Heavy Work Calm and Help Children Focus?

By providing deep proprioceptive input into a...

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There's almost no place or time in most of our lives that's beyond the reach of digital distractions, which can make it incredibly difficult to focus and get things done -- and to carve out quiet time for ourselves.

At work, we can go for hours without stepping away from the computer, instead grazing on work, email and social media or cyber-loafing throughout the day. Despite New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's belief that success hinges on taking as few bathroom breaks as possible, working in this way not only drains our energy, but also affects our ability to focus and keeps us from being our most productive.

When it comes to distraction, over-reliance on technology is a frequent culprit. But we can also use technology in ways that boost our health, well-being and focus. There are a number of apps, in particular, that can help you stay calm, mentally focused and productive.

Try these eight apps to silence your mind and turbo-charge your...

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[Verse 1]

[Куплет 1:]

Times that I've seen you lose your way

Всегда, когда тебя видела, понимала, что ты сбился с пути.

You're not in control and you won't be told

Ты не уверен и держишь все в себе.

All I can do to keep you safe is hold you close

Я могу лишь крепче обнять, чтобы тебя уберечь.

Hold you close til you can breathe on your own

Крепко обнять тебя, пока ты не сможешь сам дышать,

Til you can breathe on your own

Пока ты не сможешь сам дышать.

Hold tight; you're slowly coming back to life

Крепко обнимаю; ты медленно возвращаешься к жизни.

I'll be keeping your head up

Я поддержу тебя.

I'll be keeping your head up, darling

Я поддержу тебя, милый.

Let go of all your haunted dreams tonight

Отпусти все, преследующие тебя сны, сегодня ночью.

I'll be keeping your head up

Я поддержу тебя.

I'll be keeping your...

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Now a day the cleaning of the environment is seen to be a very big problem. Every one wants to keep clean its environment but we can not able to do this job? I have the answer of this question. Simply because he can not try to keep it environment neat and clean, but with the help of this blog I give you some tips to clean the world as well as yourself. Here are some steps please follow them and enjoy the world.

Step 1: Recycling of things:-

In this step I want to give you suggestion that please recycle those things whose are recycling able. Which help to save you money as well as to clean your environment? Small to small thing is recyclable as well as a tissue paper is recyclable and the people who want to save his money and also want to keep clean his environment do this.

Step 2: Save the Energy:-

In my second step I want to tell you that save the sources of energies especially natural...

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Keeping fit

The fitness boom of the past decades led to a big rise in the numbers of people participating in sports and activities. Those who pursue the latest fitness fashion are convinced that staying in good physical form requires much more than regular exercise and balanced meals. For anyone who really wants to be healthy, fitness has become an integral part of their lives. A lot of health and fitness clubs, and public leisure centres that were created in many countries indicate the popularity of sports during the past thirty years. These centres with their swimming pools, sunshine beach, water slides, and tropical plants and gyms are very popular among the people. Families can spend their holidays at huge indoor water parks. In such places everybody will have much fun.

There are many opportunities for keeping fit. First of all it is necessary to do exercises.
People of different ages can design exercises that will fit them. Running, jumping,...

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In today's affluent society, we often hear of people suffering from obesity and various other related illnesses, such as heart problems. You would think that these well-educated people would realise the importance of taking care of their bodies and staying fit but this is not the case.
The benefits of keeping fit are many. First, there is the mental advantage of training our mind to be more alert and perceptive. Thus we can have a stimulated mind that is able to make effective progress in studies or at work.
Then there are the obvious physical advantages which include having a well-toned body, plenty of stamina and the prevention of osteoporosis, Who doesn't want a nice physique, plenty of energy that allows us to endure any physical challenge and having strong bones even as we get older?
Of course, to be able to reap the rewards of keeping fit, we must first know how we can go about doing it. Life is so hectic these days for both adults and...

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I think this really depends on your ambitions. What is the purpose of you playing the game. I mean, really think about WHY you are playing.

I don't know why you are playing, but for most players (i think?) it's about doing something that makes you feel good. It's probably a mix of getting exercise, playing a game (games are fun), having fun with friends or improving yourself. You should sit down and figure out why you play.

Try and focus on achieving whatever the reason is you are playing. Getting mad, loosing temper/focus is probably not it. I know it's not as easy as saying "Don't do that". Focus on the right things then you will have less time to rage.

I play because i like the exercise, playing games and like to improve at just about anything.

I keep focus on working hard (giving me excellent exercise), trying to win gracefully - like i would in a board game or whatever (having fun) and finally trying out stuff, accepting if it fails - as long as i...

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The BIGGEST secret to you playing your best when it counts the most is learning how to keep yourself CALM and COMPOSED. If you allow yourself to get too nervous or too excited right before or during a competition, then your muscles will tighten up, you’ll lose your confidence and your play will go right down the tubes! This is what it means to CHOKE! The athlete gets so nervous that he/she ends up performing tight and tentatively — a mere shadow of his or her normal self!

Runaway, pre-game nervousness can come from a lot of different sources: how good your opponents are; how big and aggressive they are; how important a competition is; how big the crowd is (and who in it is watching you); whether you’ll play well today and win; how “excited” your coach may get; how much playing time you’ll get; the court, field or arena you’re playing...
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Q. While playing in USTA tournaments, I get very nervous and tight. This usually affects my game tremendously, and as hard as I try to control my nerves, nothing seems to work. What can I do to help calm myself down during a match?

A. Rely on the rituals you develop in practice. For example, take a deep breath, bounce the ball twice, and then cock your racquet before serving. Do it every time that you serve. Be sure to slow down when you are feeling anxious. Most players tend to rush when they are nervous, so do the opposite.

Try to breath out when you hit the ball. This exhale will relax your muscles. Players often hold their breath under pressure and this will prevent that from occurring.

Mostly, rely on positive self-talk. Stay focused on the present-tense, with little concern over what has happened or what will happen. Instead, concentrate on what you need to do to win the very next point. This is easier written than done, but with practice you will become...

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Watching a live football game means hours of exhilaration, cheering for your favorite team amid a sea of thousands of fans. But because few stadiums have roofs and heaters, the stands are no place for fair weather fans.

As the season moves into to the colder months, those hitting up home games know the secrets for keeping warm all the way through to the playoffs.

See How Being Player and Fan Is Good for Your Mental Health »

Advice From Frozen-Weather Fans

No one knows how to endure freezing weather quite like Green Bay Packers fans. Lambeau Field was home to the legendary “Ice Bowl,” the 1967 matchup between the Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. Temperatures that day dipped to -15 degrees Fahrenheit, or -48 degrees with the wind chill.

Adam Senn, a devout Packers fan and truck driver living in Green Bay, has his cold-weather wardrobe down pat: wool socks, long johns, hand warmers, thick gloves, a stocking cap, and a heavy coat.


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Start early. Preparing for a game starts the night before.


Visualize the game and then replay it over in your head. Visualize yourself hitting that home-run, scoring a perfect goal, saving a penalty or putting in a three pointer, or pitching that no-hitter. Imagine yourself spiking that volleyball or doing the perfect flip turn. See yourself dribbling the ball and swishing a three-pointer, getting first in the race, scoring that touchdown, or making the huge hit.


Keep your mind at ease, and try not to let anyone upset you.


Keep calm and focused at all times. You can do this by actively recognising what your own part in the game is, and then trying to do your best at your own part. The result would come accordingly.


Talk to encouraging, positive people, not people that have negative attitudes.


Try not to focus on the game too much because you make mistakes and you tend to...

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It’s that time of year—if you’re a pigskin fan, you’re probably going to hit a few games now and again throughout the next few weeks. With the Super Bowl fast approaching, football games are a hotspot.

But when it comes to outdoor or partially outdoor games, are you taking the proper precautions to protect your hearing? Here are some tips.

Earmuffs and earplugs

One of the primary reason you might experience damage to your ears or hearing loss during football season is the high noise level of games. Stadiums are among the loudest settings you’ll likely encounter in your everyday life. That’s why taking precautions to protect your ears is so important. Your average earplugs or earmuffs will work wonders in keeping the high-intensity volume of screaming fans in enclosed places from causing permanent damage.

Awareness of your health

Football season happens to coincide with cold and flu season. And it’s a good rule of thumb that if you have come...

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Coach's Corner | Basketball Tip Presented By: NBC Basketball Camps

Basketball Teams with ultimate focus tend to beat teams with limited focus nearly every time, regardless of the athletic talent. At a certain talent level, the mind becomes the most important part of victory. That’s why veteran teams tend to beat less experienced teams at a very high rate. Focus is the crucial essence that makes teams victorious.

Therefore, teams want players who can focus. If you can focus, you are going to get playing time. Here are 7 ways to build your focus as a basketball player.

1. Focus on what you can do well and do it. If you are a scorer, score. If you are an assist king, dish dimes. If you are a defender, lock it down. If you hustle, go all out. If you rebound like a wrecking ball, go haul in every board.

2. Free your mind from the mechanics of basketball to focus on the higher levels of play. If your mind has to pay attention to your dribbling, you can't focus...

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When I was just a little younger, I had great big goals and objectives and aspirations for every day of my life. These days, my biggest ambition is to get through each day with grace and peace of mind – to be unflappable and to move peacefully from one task to another with focused attention and a quiet, calm energy.Simple right? Ok maybe not. However there are steps we can take to at least increase how often we remain calm. Why be calm? Heck, because it feels fantastic.

Anger and impatience wear on our hearts and our minds and our families. When we are in control of our emotions, we get more done, we communicate better, and we lead more productive, purposeful lives.

Here are twelve tips for keeping your cool and staying calm amid life’s situations – both big and small.

Strive to not catastrophize
It’s easy to dramatize and make something a bigger deal than it is. When you are relating the problem to yourself, avoid the urge to magnify the negative. Strike...
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If you play sports and have had a coach tell you to "get your head in the game" you probably understand how easy it is to become distracted and unfocused while on the field. One bad play, small error or misstep can easily set you up for distraction and cause you to lose focus. There are many techniques athletes can use to regain composure and try to move their attention back to what they are doing, but one of the easiest to practice and master is called centering.

Centering is a practical skill that helps athletes stay focused on success, to avoid distractions, and to keep the negative self-talk from derailing a performance. It can help an athlete stay in the moment and let go of past and future thoughts, worries and plans. Centering works by narrowing your focus and attention to one thing at a time and limiting extraneous thoughts and distractions.

Sports psychologists often recommend that an athlete practice centering techniques to help them reduce anxiety and...

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