For Denise McGuire, “getting in the zone” is about strengthening the connection between the mind and the body.
“When you listen to athletes being interviewed, they say, ‘I don’t know how I got there,’ McGuire says. “They will describe things like the fact that the strike zone was larger than normal, or time stood still.”
A licensed psychologist who offers emotional fitness training at theUniversity of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, McGuire says that “the zone is really our natural state of performance. The thing is, we get in our own way sometimes, so we have to remove the obstacles and the distractions that keep us out of it.”