Calming down and taking control of the situation and under immense pressure to perform is hard enough for most, but for people who deal with anxiety in one form or another, performing under those pressure situations can be doubly as hard.
For anxiety in sport is a very little looked at area, though there are techniques that one can look at which can help the anxiety prone athlete to bring down there arousal levels down to a more manageable state and some interesting reading material is:
With Winning In Mind – Lenny Bassham
The Mindful Athlete – George Mumford
Think Like A Winner – Yehuda Shinar
Choke – Sian Beilock
Clutch – Paul Sullivan
Stillpower – Garret Kramer
Perform Under Pressure – Ceri Evans
It’s well worth reading the thousands of words written within the pages of these books, for they each add their own piece of the puzzle and slant to it, though as usual, the same themes arise to the surface.
Recognize The Situation
Control One’s Breathing
Focus on the process, not the outcome
And the more research that comes online, the more better anxiety will be understood, and the people who deal with anxiety are some of the last ones to know.
Anxiety In Sport
Anxiety In Sports Performance
Fighting Anxiety In Sports Performance
Learning to reduce, calming and manage anxiety is almost the same techniques as learning to get into the playing zone