Learning to focus your attention in sport is a key skill that not only helps you to perform at your best, but also helps you to focus on the task in hand, so that you can acquire new skills and practice those skills so that they become learned. In this lesson I will look at some strategies to help you remain ‘present’ and focused while also looking at ‘mind wandering’ and how and why to avoid it.
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This article/lesson is written by Derek Tate, Director at BASS Chamonix and BASS Megeve. Derek is currently studying at Bucks New University having completed his first year on the MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP). Over the coming months he will be publishing more lessons combining positive psychology with skill acquisition and skiing.