Most MMA athletes do not understand the importance of coming into a fight without any tension, depression, or any emotional problem. MMA athletes just quit doing their career since they can’t handle too much stress. Nonetheless, this should not be the case. An intense attitude is only reserved while in the fight but during tough times of life, the right insight should matter the most. Most MMA athletes enter this field without even knowing that they are being too competitive on their craft. It is good to have this attitude but not most of the time. The topmost priority is preparing you mentally and emotionally besides physical preparations.
The Issues Behind the Intense Attitude
In order to be a successful MMA athlete, controlling emotional setbacks should be executed. Famous MMA athletes are actually soft spoken and seem more approachable such as Benson Henderson, Jon Jones, and Junior dos Santos. They’ve made it to the MMA and seemed to be chilled always than those who appear unhappy and tense. If you will observe closely, athletes who seem to be “at peace” are very successful in the path they’ve chosen.
How to Overcome and Improve Emotional Control
Those who are tense and unhappy become more pessimistic in each challenge they fight. In having this attitude, you will definitely have a long time fighting this challenge rather than actually overcoming it. There are basic ways to overcome this intense nature. One thing to do is relax by closing your eyes. Straighten your legs and have your closed right fist in front. Keep the lower body still then rotate clockwise. Open your eyes then do the same with a smiling face. Think of something that is happy and good.
Sometimes, it’s common sense to let out your negative feelings. Just always release these feelings so that it won’t pile up and bring unnecessary actions on your part.