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Anxiety relabeled as excitement changes everything!

Anxiety and excitement are virtually the same physical feeling.

Part 1

So, harnessing that nervous sense can improve your performance (proven).

It has been well studied that there is a very fine line between excitement and anxiety.

Consider these physical feelings:

  • A high heart rate.
  • Butterflies in your stomach.
  • Sweaty hands.
  • Feeling nervous.

Does that sound like excitement to you?

Your nervous system just booted up or activated itself into anxiety or excitement.

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Our interpretation is the game changer!

Anxiety = bad

Excitement = good


So, rather than working to get rid of anxiety which most people do let me tell you what is easier and more effective.

  • Changing your point of view on it.
  • Changing the label.
  • Reframing it.

It is much more subtle than that and avoids battles.

Most people I start out with want to fight stress or anxiety but that battle is just exhausting.

This is the way of the ego mind rather than the thinking smart mind.

When you have virtually the same physical feeling but call it something different then what happens?

You feel more emotionally and physically well and perform better that’s what!

Thus, anxiety now becomes verbalised as “excitement” – the new useful label.

Keep posted for part 2 of how to do this with relative ease.

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How to beat dartitis

How to beat dartitis a new direction of travel!

Firstly, this page is about setting you up to succeed and move forward.

And, further to that you may be surprised by the tactics I suggest you adopt.

Lastly, I really hope you see that you can make changes by taking action by yourself.

So, here is what we will cover in three simple areas:

  • What is dartitis.
  • How people deal with it normally and fail.
  • What people ought to do to deal with dartitis to make changes.

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So what is dartitis.

First, dartitis is a condition that inhibits the release of the dart from peoples hands.

NOTE: please read this objectively because finding out how to beat dartitis needs objectivity and a clear approach. Being offended by what you read will not help you to beat dartitis.

Second, it is also known to affect the fine motor skills in the fingers too.

For me it is a behaviour or habit that has become ingrained in your neurology that can and does become unconscious and automatic.

Ultimately, this behaviour or habit causes great stress for a person where they become at a loss for a solution or emotionally upset.

Please stay with me because there are options and ways of how to beat dartitis through darts mind coaching.

How people usually try to beat dartitis.

In the first place most people get uptight, stressed and frustrated.

After that, they usually become un-resourceful and lose their problem solving abilities and perspective.

Then, they continue to fight through any dartitis attack.

Sound familiar?

So, why am I telling you all of this?

I have to point out the un-resourceful strategic response that you may be doing that won’t help you to beat dartitis.

Consider these frames of mind for this usual behaviour ok?

Wanting to know the CAUSE!

Working out WHY it happened!

FIGHTING through it!

Do you do this?

So, if you do you really have to stop doing this right now. Let go of your attachment to any of the above.

They just make you exhausted and lost for options to find solutions.

Last thought on this ok?

Smokers don’t smoke more to quit so why do dartitis sufferers insist on fighting through it?

In conclusion, fighting a dartitis attack is madness!

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How dart players must act to beat dartitis

In the first place it is so important that you must get yourself into a solution orientated habit straight away.

Every single bloody time!

Stepping away from a dartitis attack is crucial to dissociate or break the pattern each and every time. 

Or, at least it begins the process of breaking away and shattering its effect on you.

So, stay positive knowing you are being resourceful and active in the process of positively changing that dartitis habit.

Then, once you have shaken off the beginning of that old habit you can start to generate a new superstate of powerful emotions.

Where you can step back in and gradually beat dartitis by collapsing it’s old habit cycle.

Interestingly, being emotionally and physically resourceful for the outcome you want helps you to collapse dartitis!

This is noteworthy, the brain when it creates and does habits sets up electrical networks in the brain where the more you do something the stronger the network becomes.

Ultimately this electrical circuit in the brain becomes so entrenched and ingrained it becomes an automatic unconscious response or habit and the scientific term is neuroplasticity (fact).

So in conclusion, there is a 4 step cycle to prune away these neural pathways in the brain (habits)


1. Associate – into the problem state.
2.Dissociate – break from the problem state straight away.
3. Associate – get yourself into a resourceful super state.
4. Collapse – the problem habit on itself by staying in the emotional super state and do dartitis at the same time.

The above 4 step process can be used on any habit but it takes practice.

So, lastly there is hope to beat dartitis where you can stop doing that thing that doesn’t work and begin new habits that create change.

Ultimately, the ADAC process can be used on any habit in your life.

I hope you enjoyed this post about how to beat dartitis and dartitis help and that you will continue reading any further darts mind coaching posts by me.

Additionally, You can also find many video techniques about how to beat dartitis by clicking HERE which will take you to a play list on YOUTUBE.

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Dartitis – Breaking the unhappy pattern!

Dartitis myth, legend or psychological disorder you decide.

Have you heard some of the attempted cures for dartitis I have come across?

Many make me smile and tickle me when I read them. 

The following list are some and don’t get me wrong I know this is serious for many and not funny at all.

But, what if we can talk about dartitis in a light hearted way for a while?

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How many actually work for dartitis?

I am going to make a guess at a big fat ZERO!

Do you wonder why I say that? Because I haven’t met a single person that has told me they work for dartitis yet.

Subsequently, they change nothing from what I hear yet people still do them and keep at it driving themselves up the wall into the bargain.

Doing the same thing that dartitis does and thats reinforcing patterns over and over again!

By continuing down the same old unhappy path.

I hope this sounds provocative because I want to catch your attention deliberately and on purpose.

So, that I can set you on a new path of hope.

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Firstly, the brain has learned a pattern at a subconscious level and it just gets stronger and stronger the more it happens.

Secondly, people are awesome at learning and creating habits, cycles and behaviours that get ingrained and become automatic the more we do them.

Thirdly, look at the following list and note how good people are at creating habits because of repetition.

Ultimately, people do break these dartitis problems successfully, trust me using darts mind coaching techniques.

Last of all, please don’t judge just be objective and think about people who have done this that you know yourself.

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First of all, the brain forms something called neural pathways that just get deeper and wider the more the habit is done.

Also, it is a bit like scratching a nail into a record over and over again.

So, the habit becomes automatic and seemingly outside of your control!

Do you want the good news?

Are you ready for some hope?


To clarify, there are 2 main ways to address habits and I am going to only talk about the one that you can do yourself on how to overcome dartitis.

Therefore, I will blog about the other at another time and that is working with the subconscious at a much deeper level.

So, please keep tuned with my editorials to come.


Importantly, the cycle can be broken but be WARNED, it takes effort on your part. You will have to get involved with a new positive habit.

To clarify, the neural pathways can be pruned and destroyed and allowed to die away so they no longer exist or function.

For this reason, the brain can change physically and we know that now and it’s called neuroplasticity (fact).


In conclusion, there is a 4 step cycle to do it yourself.


1. Associate – into the problem state.
2.Dissociate – from the problem state.
3. Associate – into a resourceful state.
4. Collapse – the problem habit on itself.

The above 4 step process can be used on any habit but it takes effort.

Ultimately, giving up on the cold keys on strings, the blankets and the icy buckets may well be your new pathway out of dartitis.

But, be warned HOPE is not a strategy for success.

A.D.A.C could well be your strategy of action that works and opens up a new enjoyable pathway where you can let go with ease of those darts again.

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I hope you enjoyed this editorial about dartitis help and that you will continue to enjoy my editorials on performance coaching techniques.


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Mark Pettigrew – Mind Coach & Clinical Hypnotist.

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