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“ Pre-performance routines condition the mind to react well to pressure ,” explains Martin Turner, Sports Psychologist.
Olympic Gold medal winner Mo Farah, for example, listens to music, sleeps, drinks coffee, and then gets himself psyched up for the race prior to his performances. This routine helps him to stay in control of his mental state.
The way you spend your time right before a big performance will influence your chance of success. If you choose to spend your time pacing around the room nervously you may increase your anxiety level to the point that it threatens your ability to perform optimally, for example. Creating a routine that will get your head in the game helps you to be better prepared.