“Particularly in football it’s about routines. It’s getting back to the same weekly routine that they’ve had during the regular season. Monday film study, practices, game planning for the opponent that’s coming up. That’s why we hear player’s say – one play at a time, one game at a time – they’ve been drilled on that approach in their career,” said Simon Almaer, a Mental Skills Coach with Premier Sport Psychology in Edina.
Almaer says after emotional wins, players have to focus on getting grounded. Right now, everyone who’s ever met them is trying to connect. So, players might want to back off social media and keep themselves in a bubble.
“Being even-keeled is helpful in these situations, not getting so high off of one play or win that drains too much energy away that makes it harder to come back,” said Almaer.
While the Vikings move on from Sunday’s “Minnesota Miracle,” they take an important internal lesson, something they learned about themselves.
It is important to remember that there is always next year.
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