What’s a Bad Playing Day?
Yesterday was a very bad day…playing volleyball wise that is. I felt completely off my game and my mojo was off. Don’t you just hate that? When you’re so eager to play and you hit the ball and BAM! you know it’s a bad playing day. I’m in the process of moving back to my hometown and have been having a hard time finding that volleyball community I love so much. For me a volleyball community should encompass a few things:
Many people in my hometown don’t play volleyball often, and when they do, it’s just one day a week. I need a little bit more than that! How am I going to work on my jump float serve? It’s starting to get nasty! However now, that’s not going to be the case until I find some good ball in my area. We’ll talk about later on how to find your volleyball community.
When I found out about the open gym, I was totally stoked. I mean I was so excited to get out there and show teamwork, valor, and hard work on the court. I’ve never minded playing with beginners or different skill level players, a lot of volleyball is also social. It’s a very social sport. Many relationships that i’ve had in my life have started from playing volleyball and been volleyball centered.
When I arrived I noticed that people were laughing playing and having a great time. That’s my kind of scene. I’m that player on the court that smiles, congratulates others on their successes and pushes them through their downfalls. However as the night progressed a series of players came out that weren’t very social or friendly. Now, that my friends is a bummer.
What to Do When You’ve Lost Your MOJO
When the mood changed on the court, I became increasingly over aware of my own moments and surroundings. My mojo was off! I began hitting the ball out, and off the side, even missing serves! Girl what. I knew that my flow was off and was thinking of ways that I could get it back mid-game and during rest periods. Here are some things I did to get my mojo back:
After taking some time off the court and practicing my mojo routine, I was ready to go back to the court. Sometimes you have to take yourself out if you know you need a moment to recuperate. It’s okay to have bad playing days, and it’s okay to be off your game. Don’t discourage yourself and beat down on yourself because you’re off your game. It happens to everyone!
When I got home that night I sat down on my couch as I ate a sweet potato and took some time to pump myself up for the next open gym. How do you get over a bad playing day? What’s your mojo routine? Comment below!
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Keep Playing ♡,