How To Remain As Cool As Kane
England are set to face Sweden in the Quarter Finals of the World cup this coming Saturday. This is England's first knockout stage win at a major tournament since 2006 and only their second penalty shoot out win in eight attempts.
There seems to be something special about the team this time round and the mind set of the team appears to be in a different place to previous teams and previous tournaments.
As a therapist and mind coach I know the power of the human mind and I'm sure that the team has been working with a similar practitioner to myself to make them feel and react differently when they're one the pitch.
In this week's blog I'll be sharing some tips that I use with my sports professionals that you can adapt to your daily lives to improve your performance and remain calm.
1. Don't think too far ahead.
It's easy to think that we're going to win the world cup now and our chances have vastly improved as the tournament has progressed. However, the success of this team has been, in part, due to the fact that they're only thinking of the next game.
Focusing on the task at hand as opposed to thinking of the next steps that may or may not follow, help you to remain positive and not worry about what might come up after.
Although it's very tempting to look ahead and worry about the future, it's much more efficient of your time to think about what comes next.