Originally Posted by Tigersmith
I actually do shuffle chips while I play online, but I also drink large amounts of red bull. and I think that really hurts me..im gonna stop that this week and see how it works.
Yea, I was drinking ED, another energy drink yesterday and I found it to hurt my game very much, being overtly hyper was just not good for the game. I don't know if it was because of that my throat feels stuffy now.
I think you should not drink the energy drink until you are very tired, meaning you're like 5 hours in and its like 2am.
Here are a few one more tips to stay focused. Don't play that many tournaments, but before you do play a 'big' event you need to mentally prepare for it. Forexample I sometimes take a few drinks with my friends and just relax knowing that tomorrow is the 'big' one and now I need to have fun with my friends and relax.
Are you doing enough sports? If not then you should definately hit the gym or something regularily. I think one good way to focus is to get outside and just look around at the beauty of nature (if possible). Here in Finland
I can climb to the nearby hill and see the whole city from there, while I get refreshed from the cold air. Then I get back to my house like 10-20 minutes before the tournament starts and turn on the music. I prefer to play hip hop music where the notion of being the best comes through.