Have you ever wondered which comes first, the brain or the body? Does the body lead the brain or the other way around? The more experts I interview, the more evident it becomes that the brain is the central computer that dictates what we eat, where we are going, how we feel, how we overcome adversity, how we finish the race. Much has been studied and said about the body, and how to keep it fit, but now with Americans living longer the brain is taking central stage. The brain must be challenged and exercised just as much as the body.
You can also train your brain to perform without choking when under pressure. It's true practice makes perfect, and it takes 10,000 hours of practice to perfect a skill and that is where memory comes in. The more you do something, the more your brain and muscles memorize the process. So, don't cheat yourself, practice and do the work. Dr. Sian Beilock, who is a special guest on The Kiki Vale Show Friday, April 8, continues to say that when the big day comes to show what you've learned simulate the performance before hand to alleviate or reduce the chance of choking.
Finally, my favorite Sianism: Over analysis is paralysis.
CHOKE is next on my reading list.