I love this feeling when I’m on the court and I feel the game. No, not I, the every bit, every cell of my body feels the game. When I start to think about it, it seems curious. Next I realise, it’s much better to be in this feeling rather than think about it. So I dive again into the game and there’s no way of stoping me. I am the game. My senses are sharp. My legs, arms, all the parts of my body work in unison. My mind is clear. Everything seems so obvious, no doubts. When I score, that’s great, when I loose a point, no big deal. I just enjoy every bit of it. How long does it last? I don’t know, I loose completely track of time when I’m in the zone. Are you familiar with such an experience from your own life? I bet you remember all the instances when it happened. This feeling is not something that you easily forget.

Now, imagine living from that space all the time. Be in the moment. Famous slogan by Nike gives a simple recipe: JUST DO IT! When you DO, that’s when your life begins.


  1. Start with a relaxation of your body: stand up right and give a good shake to all you limbs. The rule of the thumb: the crazier it looks in front of the mirror, the better the effect. This is you chance to let go of all tension. Mostly the tension you give to yourself.
  2. Take a couple of very deep breaths. Inhale through your nose, exhale through your mouth. Imagine, your inbreathe is so deep, you need to stand on the tip of your toes to draw it. Your brain needs a lot of oxygen, make sure it doesn’t run out of fuel.
  3. Ground yourself. Stand up right with your hands relaxed by your side. Imagine roots growing from the bottom of you feet, connecting you to the centre of the Earth. Now, release all the worries, concerns, expectations through those roots, down to the ground. Let them wait there, they only get in the way of the practice
  4. Grab a pen and a piece of paper. Start writing sentences beginning with “I am”. Doesn’t matter what you write, it doesn’t have to make sense. This is for your eyes only. The sentences may be short, they may be long. The language may be simple or poetic. Find your own style, find your own way. There are no rules to this exercise.
  5. Continue for 5 to 10 minutes. By the end of the it, you may discover how you droped from your head to your heart. Observe the flow, enjoy it. You might have just discovered how it feels to write from your heart.
  6. Spend a minute on how it feels. No need to analyse the feeling, just be with it.
  7. Express gratitude to yourself. Be thankful for giving yourself this time.
  8. Congratulations! Good Work!