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Are Your Gymnasts Nervous? Here’s How To Help Them.

by | Apr 18, 2022 | Monday Mindset

Take a minute to think about the last time you felt nervous.

When you look inside your body at how nervous feels, what do you notice?

Maybe butterflies in your stomach? Or even like you kind of want to jump out of your skin?

What about the last time you felt excited?

When you look inside your body at how excited feels, what do you notice?

Maybe butterflies in your stomach? Or even like you kind of want to jump out of your skin?

Do you notice how your body feels both of these emotions in almost the same way?

Yet we LIKE feeling excited.

And we think feeling nervous is a problem.

But if you can allow the feelings of excitement, you can allow the same feelings of nervousness.

They aren’t a problem at all!

But a simple little brain hack is to tell your brain that the reason you are feeling those butterflies is because you are excited!

When you tell your brain you are nervous, your brain looks for all the reasons why you should be nervous. And it gets worried.

But when you tell your brain you are excited, it says, “Oh THATS what all those butterflies are about! Ok, all is well, this will be fun!”

So work on shifting your thoughts about being nervous to thoughts about being excited.
Or as some of our gymnasts say…. nervcited!