So i started going to the arcades to play and i cant help but get extreamely nervous. Theres tons of people there and i feel like i have to play perfect or else ill be judged by the way i play which makes me really nervous and i start to play in ?Auto pilot’’ mode. I dont play according to what my opponent is doing, my mind is just blank and im just pressing buttons. I also start to think ‘‘If i ‘can’ beat these people then why are they even here?’’ which already puts me at a negative loosing mindset thinking ‘I cannot beat anyone here or they wouldnt even bother to come play’ I know it may sound arrogant or stupid for me to think like that but i cant help it thats just what pops into my mind when i arrive at the arcades.
I think that if i just keep going to play i will eventually get over this and just get used to it, but i wanted to post it here as well to see if any experienced players also went through this and can give me tips or advice on how to get over this. Any help will be appriciated. Thanks