Originally Posted by Strokebloke
And what is alarmingly apparent to me, at the moment, is that though I have committed in my mind to 'a routine', so often I am aware of not following 'my routine' when I'm sitting at a lane, in a comp.
Say it out loud as your doing it. When practicing, make it your mantra. If you feel odd doing it a comp, say it in your head.
The routine is the thing the brain falls back on under pressure. In full flap panic mode it can be the branch for the mind to grasp on as it falls through the tree.