In order to thrive in big storms instead of being overcome by nerves and anxiety, I try to build anticipation. I do this by expecting a positive outcome from the storm rather than a negative one. This creates energy which can help me achieve my goals.
When I see a big wave approaching, my first reaction is fear. To overcome this fear I start talking to myself, saying positive affirmations like "Bring it on, lets do this!" This helps me to get into a "yes mentality" and face the challenge without hesitation.
I stay mentally strong by relying on my faith and positive affirmations. I believe I've been created to serve the big waves, and when I'm out there, I find a deep sense of peace. I also use positive affirmations to give me energy and excitement and help me to stay focused.
My biggest fear in big wave surfing is getting caught inside a huge set of waves and being pulled down into the depths. To overcome this fear, I practice visualization techniques in training to get used to the feeling of being pulled under the water. This helps me remain calm when faced with this fear in real life.
When facing a big storm and the fear that comes with it, I try to focus on the opportunity for a breakthrough moment, instead of feeling avoidance and nerves. Visualizing the moment helps me to get excited and lean into the challenge.
To stay focused for surfing big waves, I use visualization and positive affirmations. Visualization helps me keep the nerves down and stay focused on the wave that I want, while positive affirmations help fill my mind with energy and excitement instead of doubt.