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CarolNYC
02-22-2002, 06:02 AM
The gentle listening sounds worked(listening to waves&birds amidst horns&sirens,ha ha ha)-I arrived at my pool hall very calm-although I lost my match 7-5 -but on evaluating my play, I realized I am trying to get too perfect rather than just getting in the general area!And as they say "if you think your perfect, try walking on water":)-but I won my individual at my other pool hall 9-7-so, I've found the stress-relief answer and now moving on to NOT BE PERFECT!Thank-you for the "Odd suggestion!":)
Carol

Rod
02-23-2002, 02:40 AM
Carol, some years ago selling those tapes was advertised
pretty heavy. I think ocean waves was the program.
Anyway as I recall it was a stress reliever, but wait
that's not all!! Sorry I can't remember the whole story
I've slept since then. But I have used ocean waves as
a way to relax, only in my mind not on tape, for
self-hypnosis and an aid to help me fall asleep.
The mind works in strange ways!

CarolNYC
02-25-2002, 01:53 PM
Thank you Rod,
Yes ,it definitely tunes out all the annoying sounds,when travelling to Manhatten, especially my husband cursing at the cabbies!:)
Take care of yourself-and I like that "Stay smooth" thing going on there!
Carol

heater451
02-25-2002, 02:24 PM
Glad it worked for you.

I generally like more upbeat music, on my way to play. Something with 'drive' to it. It's the opposite of the soothing stuff you were working with, but to each his/her own. . . .

CarolNYC
02-26-2002, 06:08 AM
Hey there HEATER,
I like that! Yes, upbeat works for me too!Along with yelling "Serenity now"from Seinfeld,ha ha ha ha,I think Im in good hands!Thanks for that suggestion! It works!
Stay well!
Carol