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How do I deal with things when they come up?

For most athletes the more fatigued they become, the more they tune into distractions, for example, the crowd, the coach, other things happening beyond the competition or their competitors. The more an athlete focuses on distractions instead of their performance, the more it will increase a sense of fatigue, anxiety, lack of focus and a lack of concentration. It is suggested that athletes find skills that they can apply to increase their concentration and ability to focus on what is about to happen within the competition. It is important for athletes to think about what they are doing in the current performance setting, rather than how they are feeling, particularly about something outside of the competition and many times outside of their control.

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