So what do I mean when I say I used psychology to improve my badminton ? Indeed does psychology (ie what you think) have any place in badminton at all?
Any Sports Psychologist will tell you that the basics of controlling your mind in sport are the 5 C's : Commintment, Composure, Concentration, Confidence, Consistency.
Knowing Your Goal
I never really started to see results in my badminton until I realised the importance of having goals .
4 Stages Of Learning
This seems like a good place to introduce another basic of using psychology to improve your badminton; the 4 stages of learning.
Why Failing Is Good
What! Surely I'm not encouraging you to fail am I? Not at all, but there is something that you need to know about failure that can really change the way you look at your badminton.
Positive thinking has had a bad rap in recent times, as many powerful things do. Maybe when you think of positive thinking you think of people thoughtlessly shouting out 'yeah! go for it!', and have maybe tried that and nothing happened.
The Power Of Habits
It may not sound like something that has much power , but the habits that you have basically determine what kind of badminton player you are.