Shuffle: What to Consider When Creating Your Pre-Game Playlist

Recently, it’s been difficult for me to find motivation during my workouts. Starting and finishing them — no problem. Maybe it’s because I’m used to going to the gym. So many distractions there. Music to blare in my Beats. People to watch. More machines to choose from. Heavier weights to lift. Home workouts were never my thing.

Well, it’s day 80 and counting of consecutive at-home workouts for me. Something that I never accomplished when going to the gym. And although I’m completing my workouts everyday, I’m really missing the enthusiasm I had in the gym. I could push myself through that last grueling set. I could run the extra mile. 

But I’m not doing that at home. I’m doing the bare minimum and checking my workout off for the day. Accomplished, yes. Have fun, no. 

So, I think I’ve figured out what I’m missing…MUSIC. 

WHAT TO CONSIDER & HOW TO CREATE A PLAYLIST FOR YOU

  1. ACTIVATION LEVEL    

Consider how you want to feel before a performance. It could be a big game, practice, lift, or exercise class. Heck, it can even be before an at-home workout. Do you want your heart rate to be low, moderate, or fast? How anxious do you want to feel? Relate back to some of your best performances. How did you feel before them? 

Now, what song(s) would help you get to your desired heart rate and anxiety levels? 

  • MOOD 

Consider your affect before a performance. Again, big or small performance. What kind of emotions do you want to come up beforehand? What kind of attitude do you need to have to bring your A game? 

Now, choose songs that would put you in your A game mood! 

  • BEATS PER MINUTE 

Consider the tempo of the songs on your playlist. Are all of your songs exciting you? Are the songs on your playlist, YOUR favorite?

Now, create your personalized A game playlist. Remember, if you get bored. Change it up. 

Me: “Siri, play “Ima Boss” by Meek Mill.” 

NOT SURE WHAT YOU NEED TO HIT SHUFFLE?

Let’s chat! We can consider what YOU need to bring your A game to every performance. While we might not share the same taste in music, I am here to support you in creating your personalized pre-game playlist that will help you achieve success more consistently. Sign up for a FREE mini session with me today!

Lindsay Berg, M.S.

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