What Is Mindful Performance?
HELLO and welcome to my first blog post! I'm excited to connect with you and share what I am up to! I've been busy this winter coaching competitive athletes who are on AVSC (Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club). It's been a great experience so far because not only do I get to coach them on developing better snowboard skills, I also coach them on their mental skills. I get to live and breathe my Mindful Performance work on everyday!
As you may know with my Mindful Performance coaching business I coach athletes, individuals, aspiring-athletes, & groups...but what is Mindful Performance anyways?
Well let's break it down: (definitions from Miriam-Webster)
Mindful(ness) - the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. Also: such a state of awareness
Performance - the execution of an action
Action - a thing done
Mindful Performance -
When we combine present moment awareness with our performances and daily actions, we are experiencing mindful performance
We are ALL performers. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to be a performer. Maybe you are a managing one person or hundreds of people, you have your own business, have a public speaking gig, you're a chef in a high-stress kitchen, are signed up for a triathlon or running race, or work with clients 1:1…
at the end of the day we all are performers!
When we are are mindful in our performances and daily actions we have the ability to reduce stress, doubt, worry, anxiety, and we can increase our performance and overall quality of life.