I was watching Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings play in their Olympic beach volleyball match and heard the announcer Heather Cox say, “Playing their last match came with an extra layer of pressure. It weighed on them too much. So they worked with sports psychologist Mike Gervais. He helped them with trust and dealing with pressure. The duo met with him today. They worked on breathing. They did meditation. And he finished by saying, ‘Everything you need is within you.’” And one of my favorite Twitter peeps @DrMarsha also passed along a great article from the BBC on how Olympians practice meditation to improve their performance.
Do you meditate? Would you like to learn? It might be the one thing you need to reach your next PR.