Easy Ways to Increase Positive Energy

Not directly MMA related, but an optimistic mindset and enthusiasm will definitely help with the grind of training and pre-fight nerves.

Positive Self Talk

Have a mantra such as “Cool, calm & collected”

Here‘s a list of other possible mantras

Positive Room Entrance

Each time that you walk into a room, pick out 2 things you like and think about why. Make it as random & obscure as possible.


Remember a Happy Memory

You can’t think both positive & negative at the same time. Recall a time that you were really happy to improve your mood.


Smile & Breathe Deeply

Works best if you are anxious in my own experience. Anxiety is a survival response – you wouldn’t smile and breathe deeply if your live was in danger – thus the body provides feedback that all must be well and there’s no need to worry.





About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. A Stoic Hippy with no hair. Not to boast but - 1st Class Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough, MSc in Nutrition from the University of Liverpool. 20 years experience of weight & fitness training.
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