How To ‘Flush’ Away Negativity
The title of today’s Mental Minute is ‘Flush It’, and once again comes from the Daily Dominator by Brian Cain. If you’re interested in checking out this book,
Adversity is a necessary part of life, beating yourself up and having stinking thinking (negative self-talk) is not. When something does not go your way and you recognize yourself carrying a mental brick, you must have a mental release routine that you can turn to that will help you ‘flush’ the negativity.
Dr. Ken ravizza is the top applied sport psychology teacher in the country, a professor at Cal State Fullerton, Brian Cain’s mental conditioning mentor, used to put a flushing toilet bank in the dugouts and locker rooms of the team’s he worked with to serve as a visual reminder for the coaches and athletes to ‘flush’ the previous play and move on to the next play.
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What can you do to release your negative energy into flush it?
I recently heard that Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees, when he feels that he’s struggling at the plate or in the middle of an at-bat and negativity creeps in. He would call time and step out, grab some dirt, think about the negative thoughts and throw the dirt away as a visual of him actually flushing or throwing away those negative mental thoughts. So just something to think about. Find a strategy that works for you and helps you ‘Flush It’.