HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR OF LOSING A GAME.
Sports is a very favorite activity for all of us. Some people are passionate about sports and some of us are far away from sports. Every individual has a different perspective about sports, for some people sports is the source of happiness and relaxation thing and some of us have a fear about sports. Every sports competition will have one fair result either we win that competition or we lose, this is the universal truth.
Some of us have a fear of losing in sports, and we know that fear is anxiety that controls the human mind and restricts humans to do things out of their comfort zones. This fear of sports is so deeply rooted in the human mind that we can`t even participate in sports. We have anxiety and fear that we can`t digest our failure, we are not ready to leave our comfort zones. We always overthink. We overthink like if I fail?? How should I face society?? What people think about me?? All these negativity are stuck in our mind so we can`t even think positive within ourselves.
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So we have to overcome our fear of losing a game. Here are the ways:
- IDENTIFY THE FEAR:-
We have to figure out the thoughts which scare us and create fear about losing, we have to identify our fear. Is this fear all about that we are not confident about ourselves?? We are not confident about our sports skills?? We are scared about results??. Once we dig out, what all our fear is about then it will definitely help us to find a solution to overcome it. Many times you will find out that the root cause of the fear is just imaginary and going to the root cause would itself help overcome it.
- THINK POSITIVE:-
All the fears are negative and selfish thoughts. When we play any sport and we think that what if we lose is a negative and selfish thought. We have to understand that we are not weak, we can do things beyond our limits which means we have to think positively within ourselves. When we visualized a positive picture we see ourselves In a comfortable environment. The best way to think positive is by visualizing that everyone is congratulating you as you have won. So it helps to our mind to get out from the stress and then with our healthy mind, we can improve our skills, build up new positive confidence.
- STOP THINKING THAT WHAT IF I LOSE THE GAME: –
Many times we just indulge ourselves in the thought that what all will happen if we lose? This is a fear of uncertainty. Might be that you are good in the game but still you are just thinking that what if I lose. The best way to overcome this is to reason it out. Tell to yourself that you are good in this game and you are fit and you have practiced well so there is no reason of thinking that what if I lose.
- Understand that we can only perform and results are not something which we can control:-
We have to understand that success and failure are not in our hands, all we can do is to give our 100%, be focused, be prepared and choose to think positive. It’s true that no one can stop us to do our best. And we have to gain the attitude that I will not care about results. I am just focused on myself. And if we can follow these things then we can totally win the fight against fear. No one can stop us from overcoming our fear.
We all have heard about “ The Hockey Player Sandeep Singh Ex-captain of Indian national team”. In 2006, he was seriously injured by hitting accidental gunshots, At that time Sandeep Singh was almost paralyzed but his passion for sports took him back to the hockey ground. Because the reason is he diD not let down his passion for HOCKEY. He fought against his inner fear, and he jettisoned all the anxiety and negativity and all those things which could have brought him back to the darkness and then he shows up full of energy and confidence and he also appeared in the world cup playing for his country in 2010. He did it because he had a belief in himself.
THINGS WE HAVE TO REMEMBER BEFORE AND WHILE PLAYING.:-
Before Playing:- Before playing on the ground we have to play with our mind against fear. Everyone is nervous about their performance and it`s natural. Everyone has that anxiety, but if we focus on that fear then we already lose the chance of the win. So before we go to the ground we must do- 1. Meditation
2. Relax ourselves by breathing exercises
3. Let go of everything and be focused on how you want to play it
4. Consistent in our practice. Keep practicing your best shots.
So when we reach the ground we will have balanced thoughts in our mind.
While Playing:- When we are playing we already have tremendous pressure so that time we must have to be alert about everything. So while playing on the ground we must have to do:-
- Forget about everything and just enjoy the movement.
- Do not think about the results.
- Just do our best and focus on playing your shots right.
This let it go attitude reduces our fear by more than 70%. So while playing we must have to do our best.
Use the above-mentioned points in your next game and let us know if it worked or not.
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