4 simple tips on how to practice effectively
It's consistent, intensely focused, and targets content or weaknesses that lie at the edge of one’s current abilities.
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Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement. It helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence.
Mastering any physical skill takes practice. And it isn’t simply about the number of hours of practice. It’s also about the quality and effectiveness of that practice.
Minimize potential distractions by turning off the computer or TV and putting your cell phone on airplane mode.
Coordination is built with repetitions, whether correct or incorrect. If you gradually increase the speed of the quality repetitions, you have a better chance of doing them correctly.
Frequent repetitions with assigned breaks are common practice habits of elite performers.
Many divide their time used for effective practice into multiple daily practice sessions of limited duration.
... in vivid detail. Research shows hat once a physical motion has been established, it can be reinforced just by imagining it.
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Don't leave your phone and computer within arm’s reach during practice sessions.
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Start slow if you’re new to what you’re practicing so you can make sure you’re doing quality work, like landing one dance move well before moving onto the rest of the routine.
Once you feel comfortable, increase your speed, but don’t lose sight of the quality of your practice.
Give yourself breaks in between practice sessions.
Even professional athletes and performers take time between sessions to recharge so they can maintain the right quality level during practice.
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