Whether it’s in school, life, or work, staying focused and persistent is one of the best things we can do. Here’s Dear Mishu’s advice on focus.
I’m an athlete. I feel like I’m getting in my head and doubting my abilities. What can I do to calm down? Abi asks, Mishu answers.
Dear Abi – I like treats. I think you should eat a small (human) treat before you practice or compete, and imagine that you are getting that treat from me. Focus on the feeling that Dear Mishu and your friends here are behind you 100%. Then just let your body do what it knows how to do!
A: Dear A.: When I meet dogs I like, I give them a play bow to say, ‘hey, let’s play.’ If they bow back and start playing – great. If not, that’s ok too. Maybe ask her if she likes to do something you really like, and if she says yes, invite her to join you sometime. If she says no then you can play by yourself or ask someone else to join you….
… Just think – asking someone to play is actually the easy part. The hard part comes if they say yes and you have to learn to get along.
Do you have any other suggestions for A? Leave a comment to share your advice!
Maybe when you’re stressed and wanting to eat bad food, think about all the good things you want to do and what food will help you do them! Also, if you’re stressed, maybe a squeaky toy could help?
What do you guys think Chloe should do to avoid stress eating? Comment with your advice below!
Dear Abigail: Maybe tell them how excited you are to try new things? Whenever I want to do something new, I make it really, really clear that I want it. For example, if I’m in the car and I can see a lot of trees outside, I constantly make whining noises so my people know I really, really want to go run in the woods and chase some deer.
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