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1. Personalize your Warmup
Pokermind offers you several predefined Warmup templates so you can start using it instantly, but we recommend you that you should spend some time editing their content and creating a Warmup that you like.
You should adapt it to your taste and situation. This way you will have a Warmup that you will be excited to do and helpful.
You can also adapt the length of the Warmup to what’s comfortable for you because if it’s too long you will have too much resistance to start it and you just won’t use it.
2. Create a longer warmup and a shorter warmup
If you play a lot of sessions each day, a way to save some time is to complete a longer warmup in the first day’s session, and complete a shorter one in the following sessions. You are still warming up, but more efficiently.
3. Change your presentations frequently
One of the challenges we face is to not bore you. A Warmup is only useful if it’s done correctly. If you do it quickly and without being engaged, just because you think you should do it, it won’t be useful.
And we are thinking ways to introduce some randomness inside the Warmup to keep you awake but it’s very important that the content inside your Warmups changes and evolves.
On one hand because, with time and repetition, you will internalize its content and you will need to change it to keep learning, and on the other hand because repeating the same thing over and over again has diminishing returns.
4. Use the Cooldown to improve the Warmup
When you are reflecting back on your session during the Cooldown you will discover your weak points, the mistakes you made, the emotions you struggled with…basically, your mental game leaks.
Use them to improve your Warmup and work on them one by one.
That is why you can find more than 50 mental game slides in your Warmup. We give you the theory that you need to improve your mental game.
5. Make a commitment with yourself
Going to the gym once a month…it’s not that useful. Going to the gym once a week…better than nothing. But if you want to see real changes, you have to go regularly, no excuses, period.
Pokermind, like going to the gym, requires consistency and a commitment with yourself. Each warmup/cooldown has a negligible increase in your game level and learning, but that increment accumulates over time and it makes all the difference in the world (compounding effect).
If you really believe in performance routines and that Pokermind will help you better yourself and your game, all-in. If you don’t, you don’t even have to start until you are ready to commit.
6. Take advantage of the anchoring effect (NLP)
You do this by anchoring states of mind so you can fire the anchor and establish the state instantly.
When your body and mind start to associate a warmup with a certain state, in this case, “the zone” or “A-game mindset”, the routine will reinforce itself and the only act of starting it, will induce the desired state.
That’s why a lot of professional athletes have strict routines before each game or competition.
Again, constancy is key in getting the most out of Pokermind.
7. Use the journaling tool in the last cooldown’s screen
I could write an entire book talking about the benefits of writing. My recommendation is: do it.
Writing at the end of the session is the best way to get rid of unprocessed emotions and thoughts inside you, to eliminate frustration, to gain perspective, to discover what’s inside of you, to learn for tomorrow, to keep improving, to keep your sight on your objectives or simply to sum up everything that happened in today’s session.
Try it! With repetition, you will get better at it.
8. Ask for help
If you have any questions, doubts, feedback, criticism…write us! You can find tutorials inside Pokermind, a huge FAQ in the website, and a live chat here on the website and inside the app.
9. Invite your friends
They will be grateful 😀
And if they upgrade to a Premium subscription, you will win free months.
10. Upgrade to Pokermind Premium
No, really! If you like what you see, it’s a way to support us.
I guarantee you Pokermind will help you play A-game more often and for longer. It’s an investment for your game and your happiness.
And we will keep improving to product so you can not resist it. 😉