Tips To Stay Cool & Calm Before The Big Game
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With football season upon us, many sports fans get together for games of their own, whether it be playing with friends or in league-sanctioned competition. Preparing for those first few games can be nerve-racking, especially if you feel you're not ready. The best thing to do is stay calm... and cool... and not get yourself worked up.
Below are a few tips you can take to help yourself stay cool and collected before the big game.
Music -- You've seen the commercials from Beats By Dre, where athletes block out the noise before game time by putting on headphones and relaxing to their favorite tunes. While it may seem a little cliché, music can relax you the same way it can amp you up during a workout. Before a game, try to relax, close your eyes and throw on a pair of noise-canceling headphones to get you into the zone. Beats By Dre's Studio headphones do the trick for us.
Breathing -- They always tell you to control your breathing in any sport. You even tell a child to take a deep breath when they're flustered. This can work for you as well. When you're feeling overwhelmed by nerves, slow yourself and deepen your breathing. This can serve as a quick and effective way to calm yourself down in preparation. Do this for a few minutes... and you should feel a lot better.
Good deodorant -- Perspiration will happen, even if the temperature doesn't call for it. When you're under pressure, you might feel like you're "sweating bullets" literally. So, antiperspirants can help you control your bout of sweating and keep you feeling cool and fresh. You'd be surprised to see how much this can help. A few examples we've found helpful including Speed Stick Gear or Degree Men.
A fresh shave -- Feeling fresh and clean-shaven can go a long way. Pre-game nerves can be solved by relaxing or breathing, but showering and giving yourself a fresh shave can help as well. There's something about it that helps a lot of men relax... including us. The new Schick® Xtreme3® razor can aid, thanks to its vitamin E and aloe and three-blade system that help offer a smooth shave.