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.