How can you stay calm and reach your peak performance?

Stress is most often cast as an ever present villain, lurking close by, looking to knock us from our perch. It can also be the force that propels us to achieve things we could hardly imagine was possible. So how do you embrace good stress in your life and control the harmful stress that prevents you achieving your best? By completing My Sprint's Peak Performance Program.

Week 1

Reach your Peak Performance without Burning Out

Hi it's Tanya here. I'm going to be taking you through each week of our Peak Performance program. This part of the program is designed with some of the latest brain and behavioural science research in mind to allow you to stay motivated, increase your focus, manage your stress, create a flexible and resilient mind and learn to enjoy the moment.

Get present with the simple things

Day: Sunday

The pleasure of eating

Daily: Monday - Friday

The pleasure of eating
| debrief

Day: Monday

More of the simple things | intro

Day: Thursday

More of the simple things | exercise

Daily: Thursday - Saturday

Week 2

De-stress your body

This week is all about getting in tune with your body and building the foundations of peak performance. We'll teach you some great techniques for stress reduction. Every day you will have small exercise to de-stress your body.

No pain, No gain

Day: Sunday

Breathe, re-oxygenate and focus | intro

Day: Sunday

Breathe, re-oxygenate & focus

Day: Monday

De-stress feet & legs

Day: Tuesday

De-stress stomach, back and head

Day: Wednesday

A handy de-stress

Day: Thursday

Relax the body into it

Day: Saturday

Stretch up and reach your potential

Day: Sunday

Week 3

Meet the future you

Don't you wish you had a doppelganger, a second or even third you who could trial out different potential lives for you or tell you how to achieve all your goals? We are going to be doing an exercise this week that will allow you to do this. It's a fun way to make hard decisions and keep yourself on track with what you need to do to reach your goals. It's time to kick start your peak performance and really look at what you value, what you priorities are, and making things happen.

Your potential self

Day: Monday

Meet the doppelganger

Daily: Tuesday - Thursday

Meet the doppelganger | debrief

Day: Tuesday

Week 4

Get off the GPS and enjoy the drive!

Have you ever had the situation where your GPS has taken you the wrong way? Your habits can sometimes act in the same way. Mostly taking you in the right direction but occasionally getting you stuck or taking you in the wrong direction. This week we are learning all about how to get off the GPS and enjoy the drive.

Get off the GPS

Day: Sunday

The stress test

Day: Sunday

The stress test | debrief

Day: Sunday

Be kind to yourself

Day: Saturday

Week 5

Sit Back and Watch the Show: Focusing your Attention

Last week we were taking a look at how stress can try to lead us off track. This week we are going to see how our thoughts can be our biggest asset or our greatest folly. Our mind is a powerful problem solver that can work for us or against us. It's up to us to learn to use it to perform under pressure or crumble under it.

Watch the show

Day: Sunday

The thought experiment

Day: Sunday

The thought experiment | debrief

Day: Sunday

Get into the director's seat | intro

Day: Saturday

Get into the director's seat

Day: Saturday

Get into the director's seat | debrief

Day: Saturday

Week 6

This week we're going to be exploring music and how we can use it to manage stress, gain flexibility in our thinking and allow us to spend more time simply being in the moment.

Feel the rhythm

Day: Monday

Chill out

Day: Monday

Get pumped

Day: Tuesday

Find meaning

Day: Wednesday

Open up and get flexible

Day: Thursday

The concert

Day: Saturday

Week 7

This week will be a week of progressive mindfulness techniques based on reconnecting with what's around you, taking time to watch and listen to your surroundings, instead of having to always interact with them.

Reconnect with what's around you

Day: Sunday

Learning to see

Day: Monday

People watching

Day: Tuesday

Learning to listen

Day: Wednesday

Sticky beaking

Day: Thursday

Night time mindfulness

Day: Saturday

Week 8

This week is all about recapping what you have learned. It's a chance to go over the exercises you think you will use when and why? Think of the last 7 weeks like you are trying to create a toolbox for your mind and think about which tools you will need for what purpose going forward.

Peak performance enhancement

This stream is designed for those of you who are doing pretty well and are looking to stay on track in a busy life by remembering to check in with yourself and the world around you.

  • Meet the doppelganger

  • The pleasure of eating

  • More of the simple things

  • Be kind to yourself

  • The concert

  • Stretch up and reach your potential

  • Get into the director’s seat

Chill out!

This is a stream that aims to get you more able to manage the inevitable emotional rollercoaster of a busy life by using active mindfulness. A chance to use techniques to, actively and on purpose, take the time to enjoy life a little even when you’re flat out!

  • The pleasure of eating

  • More of the simple things

  • Stretch up and reach your potential

  • Be kind to yourself

  • Night time mindfulness

  • Chill out

  • Get pumped

Get out of my head and into my life!

This is a stream that aims to get you flexibly thinking instead of ruminating on all those things you have to do or all those things you have done/ have not done. As well as getting you into the present moment. It’s not an easy one but it’s great if you have some things you need to get perspective and distance from.

  • The stress test

  • Be kind to yourself

  • Sit back and watch the show

  • The thought experiment

  • Get into the director’s seat

  • Meet the doppelganger

  • The concert

  • Stretch up and reach your potential

  • The pleasure of eating

  • More of the simple things

  • Night time mindfulness

About Tanya Pickering

Tania Pickering is the creator of My Sprint's Peak Performance Program. She is a fully registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has a Master of Clinical Neuropsychology and has received extensive training in the area of cognitive dysfunction, conducting comprehensive cognitive assessments.

Tania works with people with busy lifestyles and particularly stressed-out executives in corporates to help them with their time and management skills enabling them to become more productive & mindful in their work and home lives.

About ACT

My Sprint's Peak Performance Program utilises Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT for short. ACT gets it name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life.

The aim of ACT is to maximise your potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. ACT does this by: