025 – How To Stay Calm In Any Situation

“Negative emotions are just signals, they’re just triggers, they’re letting you know that you are now focused on something outside your control.”

In order to be able to create more calm within different situations you face, it’s important to realise that there is very little inside of your control and you want to make sure that you’re not pouring energy into things that you can’t control.

When it comes to horses, they are unpredictable and if you pushing your comfort zone and out-competing there are a lot of elements outside of your control. So before you spiral into on overwhelmed state where anxiety kicks in and you are running on adrenaline. Take a moment and realise there’s no sense in trying to control the who is in your class because you can’t. There’s no sense in trying to control what the judges will give you, because you can’t. There’s no sense in trying to control the weather because you can’t. There is no sense worrying what so in so is saying on the side line, because you can’t control that. So just let those things happen and instead focus on what you can control.

Read the full written version of this episode here – How To Stay Calm In Any Situation

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