I have always associated sports with anxiety. Especially when I was in school; mainly because the other pupils were known to complain to a teacher if I was put on their five-aside team. As time has gone on those childhood anxieties have faded into a deep seated, and very adult, bitterness. In short, I got over it as well as I could have.
However, for some people sports anxiety is a real and present issue. It means that you don’t push yourself as hard as you could, you mess up a vital pass, or you just don’t feel on the ball that day.
Everyone has experienced the yips, it’s a sense of anxiety similar to nervousness. It is often accompanied by a sense of great unease and uncertainty. Your heart rate can rise, your blood pressure can shoot up. This is your fight or flight response, and it is not going to let you have a good time.
Of course, fight or flight serves a very important role in your survival. Should you find yourself in a life threatening situation it may be the very thing that helps you get out in one piece. When you’re playing a few games of basketball in the office league, however, it isn’t the most useful thing in the world. When you’re looking to beat the team from the marketing department, you don’t want to be under pressure, you want to be in the zone.
How Hemp Oil Can Help You Get In The Zone.
Hemp oil users often report on the calming effect that it has on them, how it reduces stress, and evens out their mood. Taking a dose of hemp oil before a big game could be the key that will help you shrug off any petty worries and just get on with it.
There are several ways you can do this; you can take it in its tablet form, drop some tincture onto your tongue, or even dissolve it into a protein shake. Once you have successfully conquered your yips you can work hard to get in the zone.
What Is The Zone?
The zone is more often known as flow. Flow is a state characterised by total immersion in the task at hand. It is total engagement and fluency. When you’re in a state of flow, everything just seems to work. This is the best way to up your game, and if you really want to experience it, then you have to cut out all performance anxiety.