Do you mentally rehearse challenging tasks? Not just psych yourself up for something but literally mentally practice the steps to complete a complicated task.
“Rehearsal could be useful for a job interview or important meeting; not just in what you’ll say but how you’ll talk, carry yourself and interact with others. Mental rehearsal could also be useful in how you deal with your children, or make a difficult phone call or how you’ll accomplish the most challenging parts of your job.”
“Mental practice has to be like real practice: it should be systematic and as close to reality as you can make it. Just daydreaming won’t work.”
Have you ever tried this process? I’ve used it successfully and the article gives great examples from surgeons, race car driver, and other athletes.
Full article at PsyBlog
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