A Mnemonic device is a pattern of letters to help memorize phrases, ideas or keywords. I have created some mnemonic patterns of my own to help with frequent issues faced by athletes, such as fear of failure, loss of motivation, and performance anxiety.
DANCE- jumpstart your daily motivation
Determination- what is your purpose? What are you waking up for, who are you waking up for?
Appreciation- giving recognition to what you have, be it abilities, relationships, materials.
Numbers- in order, list things you need to accomplish in the day to get an organized plan in motion.
Confidence- build it, positive self-talk, just know you can do it.
Excitement- be happy, do it with passion and enjoyment.
ROAR!- overcoming anxious feelings
Recognize-what it is that has made you anxious, stressed or uncomfortable.
Organize- a plan to lessen or extinguish a stressors relevance to the task, objective or goal.
Accept- that the stressor is present.
Respond- by committing to the task, objective or goal rather than the thought of outside unvarying elements.