Mental Practice Applied to Everyday Life!

For years scientists have been conducting research on how mental practice can improve athletic performance.  It’s so effective that our Olympic athletes incorporate it into their training.  It turns out, the brain can’t tell the difference between mental practice and actual physical practice.  Research shows the same pathways fire in both instances!  Go to Google Scholar and do a search on the subject.  You’ll find tons of articles on the effectiveness of mental rehearsal.  If this is true for improving athletic performance, could it also be true for everyday life?  Could we use positive mental imagery to improve the outcome of a meeting, interview, or any general situation?  Most people I’ve spoken with say yes we can, and I agree 🙂  Try it for yourself!

-Dr. Lotz

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