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I think I need to take a break

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by LazyBuddy, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. LazyBuddy

    LazyBuddy Regular Member

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    Recently, due to many inccidents and overwhelming amount of family issues and work, I found myself can hardly enjoy the game of badminton now. Yeah, I know compare to your guys, my skill level is always "newbie" ;), but I had to say I found out that I can't even release my stress these days.

    Way back then, when I 1st picked up the racket, I immediately fell into love with the sport, and lucky enough to find tons of great ppl, local or remote (looking at my van trip pics ;)). Regardless how tired or upset I could be, as soon as I step on the court, I sweat, I scream, run like crazy, dive all over the place, and enjoy the games as much as I can, even though my @$$ got kicked countless of times.

    Now, even though I improved in the technique part, and started to win more often, but I found out I could hardly enjoy it as much as I could. I did still attend sessions here and there, but mostly because need to pickup / deliver rackets, as well as meet up old buddies from place to place. Many times, I easily got frustrated in the game, regardless losing or even winning by a comfortable margin. Losing focus, losing the spirit to fight, and losing ppl around me, as they found that I am not long fun to be with. :eek::cool::crying:

    I think it might be that I am physically and mentally burned out, and seems losing interests in a lot of things I used to love. Guess the best solution for me is to take a break from the sport (at least, competitive level). :eek: I will try to keep up with the BC/BF, if time is allowed, but you can see I've been up a lot less lately. Might be a good story for kwun, as 1 less big mouth to waste the bandwidth, and to start the endless debate. :D

    Anyway, wish everyone the best to enjoy the game, and be happy. ;)
     
  2. wilfredlgf

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    You're just jaded.

    I went through that patch a year ago - strokes all went wrong, could hardly do anything right, had little joy playing.

    Went off for about 3 months.

    Came back with a repertoire of shots and tricks I didn't know I could do, attacking with new fervour, defending like a brick wall, playing more games and just enjoyed myself.

    It'll do you good.
     
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    Take your time LB. Maybe concentrate on something else for a while. Like working out or something and still continue to play once or twice a week. You will feel better.
     
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    You guys are too serious about winning. To me, going to play is for exercise. Secondly, it's to meet other players, like a little gathering to say hi and see your friends. Thirdly, to have some fun. Winning is never important to me. As long as I tried, I'm happy. LB, hope you have good rest and wish you the best.
     
  6. wilfredlgf

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    Exactly.

    Some of the messages in here make it sound like an affliction or something. ;)
     
  7. GunBlade008

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    I agree with your choice because I've gone through it as well! A break is always needed sooner or later. Happy breaking! And good luck with your other issues as well.
     
  8. Mark A

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    I go through this once or twice every month - there will be sessions where I have played so badly (like my most recent one) that I can't envisage picking a racket up ever again.

    Every shot either go seemed to wrong or didn't live up to its potential. This, coupled with the absolutely DREADFUL venue in which I played my last "serious" match, made me ask myself why I bothered in the first place.

    Since I periodically go through the same thing with my weight training, I have to put it down to my personality, so I accept it and wait for the resurgence in interest - it always comes back.
     
  9. silentheart

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    Please forgive me. I will step out of here for a while and concentrate on some other matters that is near and dear for me. I will still play locally and service people in Chicago area. However, I will take a break also. For people who know how to contact me through email you are welcome to do so.
    Best wish to you all.
     
  10. LazyBuddy

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    Guess the lives in metro city is no where easy. Let's book a trip to Vancouver together... :eek:
     
  11. ants

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    Its good to take a break. From badminton or even anything that concerns badminton. Then only our love towards badminton will get stronger.
     
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    Wow..i haven't posted and visited the forums in a while myself. But LB and others i totally agree that a break is always needed especially when badminton is not providing that joy or outlet to release stress. For me that's what my summers are for....where i put the badminton racket away and play beach vball. You'll get that hunger back. Trust me.
     
  13. bad_fanatic

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    I know how you feel, but when it happens to me. What i did was that i still go to the gym, but I wouldn't play. I mean I won't bring any equipment at all. The reason is because, when you see others playing, you'll eventually want to play. After a few times doing this, man you'll be itching to play like crazy.

    Well I hope that you get things sorted out.
     
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    Hmmm...ahem..

    ..LazyBuddy, perhaps it's time for you to channel all (if not most of) your effort in a different type or interest of "love"...:);)...
    *LazyBuddy, come back again when you're renewed for badminton, we'll be waiting..:cool:
     
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    i hope you will have a nice break from badminton. and in time to renew that old love and come back here again. i stopped playing fro 7 years and yet here i am, back again. :D i wish for you the best in whatever you do. good luck :)
     
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    Best Wishes to you LB! A break is needed for any type of activity.

    Hey, come visit us ;) :D during Christmas break.
     
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    He might be busy eating and attending parties during the break. :)
     
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    Sometimes, it's not even about winning. It could be anything from boredom to physical fatigue. I hit a rough patch when I plateau'd for a while and actually dreaded going out for drop-ins, but my interest got right back after I started taking lessons. The brain/mind requires new challenges to stay healthy and sharp. You stimulate it by doing different things and varying your usual patterns.

    Sorry to hear that you're taking a break from baddy. Sometimes one does need a little vacation;).
     
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    Are you really going to Vancouver? My brother, another buddy of ours and I are planning to head up there as well. Maybe we can meet up and play some badminton.
     
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    “Together forever, never apart. Maybe in distance, but never at heart.”
    -anonymous
     
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