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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 22, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Emotions Award winner Go with the flow I By JOHN WALKER I saw a state high school if basketball playoff one team played the game with relaxed ihusiasm they exuded joy and con Curing timeouts the coach c spent time diagramming plays and the enthusiastic ffhe team played with intensity they were v and f heir coach spent timeouts yelling and screma ing at the telling them what they did Both teams were Guess who Won Allathletes know that relaxed ftdence allows better The relax ed euphoric state when things seem to go just when you feel alive and fully attentive to what you are doing is known as flow or peak per a trancelike is characterized by total absorption in the focused distortion and altered sensory I John the former NFL said that when he was playing at peak rushingfdefensive linemen seemed to come at him in slow Michael Jordan reports that when he scored 63 points against the Boston Celtics In Playoff Game last he jjbjjio absorbed in his play that he fsrldtally unaware of the score or the game Tennis when they are play ing at their are described as being in a There is no doubt that we perform better when we are totally absorbed in the task at We do better in In business and in our rela tionshSps with others when we are in la state of relaxed How can we cultivate this state of peak performance called flow Here are some ideas When you are trying to do well in any task concentrate on relax ing by saying to Relax and let go Even routine tasks can cause us to become tense and ir We must strive always to be aware of the tension that is in our bodies stomach aches and muscle pains generally Indicate loo much tension li we have faith in God who loves us and cares or all things are possi ble 1 can do all things through Him who strengthens me Philippians 4 lit with total faith we would always perform at our peak at all Through scriptural study and Can learn to turn our fe F lives over ta God through Faith is Rot merely saying that we believe in Jesus but it also menas that we act our we relax and let Performing at peak levels requires com posure and To acquire these skills demands All athletes practice the mechanics of their sport repetitively to compete skillfully successful business people study and attend educational meetings to enhance their business We need also to practice successful living techniques to cultivate wisdom and harmony In dally living When faced with a stressul family conflict we essentially have three choices Fight it Flee from it and To learn to flow when things get tense around the practice composure and a calm The more you think calmness and relaxa the easier It becomes to deal with conflict and AH peak performers visualize Before shooting a free skilled basketball players see the ball tipping through the Before the great golfer Jack Nlcklaus hits each he vividly pictures where he wants the ball to if we visualize a happy home in our minds we will work toward a happy If we visualize business our positive expec tations will enhance peak per I fi USPS 377800 Published Sunday Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 S Casteu or Drawer New Texas 78131 Second Class oostage paid by New Braunfels Herald Publishing at New Texas DAVIDKRAMER Editor and Publisher JIM WEBRE Managing Editor DEBORAH LAWRENCE Off ice Manager SANDI HUTTER Retail Advertising Manager CHERYL Me CAMPBELL Classified Manager CAROL AVERY Circulation Manager MAGGIE LOMBARDO Composition Foreman GUSELBEL Pressroom Foreman OANAOVERSTREET City Editor WANDA LASATER Lifestyles Editor TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor Subscription Rates includes applicable sales tax Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties three six one Senior Ctijens Discount carrier delivery six mpn one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three f 19 13 six one Mail outside Texas six one it you have npi received your newspaper by Tuesday through or by can 6259144 or 458 1 sou by 7 and U respseliyf iy Postmaster Send address prawer WATTS A CdsffliC View 6f Having a eosffilc view Jf lite means that our dividual lives afe insignificant com pared id the vastfiess the Most of what we woffy about never happens and unproductive thinking ties up our energy and prevents us from performing at our Can you remember what you were worry ing about exactly one year ago from today A year from now you will hot be able to remember what you are worrying about today unless you write It When we consider the vastness of the our daily ir ritants become Insignificant and we can concentrate on our goals instead of our Enjoy On a recent ski trip I heard a fellow vacationer as she awkwardly struggled up an icey embankment toward the ski Are We having yet Of this question caused the rest of us awkwardly struggling individuals to laugh at ourselves and made me think we would do well to ask ourselves each Am I having fun If we are not having why not Life is meant to be One of these days God will hold us accoun table for all the things He gave us that we did not If we are going through life worried and anxious we are not having fun and we cannot perform at our peak without Walker is medical director of Hill Country Hospital in San Antonio and has a private psychiatric prac tice in New 4 If JCPenney saves your money COUPON I 25 off anything with coupon thru March 2325 You choose whats on sale Coupon applies to any one regular price item in any J 25 off anything with coupon thru March 2325 You choose whats on sale Coupon applies to any one regular price item in any 25 off anything with coupon thru March 2325 You choose whats on sale Coupon applies to any one regular priee item j in any regular price n it time pyr only m New Franklin president of the Comal County Veterinary Medical presents HeraldZeitung city editor Dana Overstreet with a plaque after she was named winner of the Mark Francis Award by the Texas Veterinary Medical A plaque was also given to the Herald in 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