A practice that many athletes use and I make many runners do, especially as they gear up for a marathon, is mental contrasting. Basically you envision the positive aspects of completing a goal but after you do that, write down the negative obstacles in your way that could stop you from achieving them. Visualize them and then also your response to them when they will occur.
ing such a stark emotive response which will skew my actions toward…y since childhood but as I’ve gotten a bit older and taken full autonomy over my personal practice, I’ve truly noticed the benefit that deep introspection has on improving my outlook. Not because I’m now thinking immensely positive but because the likelihood of having such a stark emotive response which will skew my actions towards being non constructive has lessened.