I do the same thing. I look at the bullseye, draw back, float the pin and when it settles on the spot I want to hit I pull the trigger. I have my form and stuff down so it all just seems automatic, but when I get out of whack I take a minute and breathe and just try to forget about the last shot.I like to pick a spot and make a decision what i'am going to do befor i draw the bow. Then when i get to full draw i tell myself to just stay in the shot.this seems to help me i fight punching the trigger and droping my arm.
Thats pretty much what I do. " Its only a deer and its not the end of the world if I dont get him. No pressure." Then when I draw its " Ive hit the target a thousand times so I know I can hit this". "Just pick a spot" It works most of the time but I had a big buck pin me down for 15 minutes one time that had me shaking the whole tree.Mental talk works..."It's only one shot...It's only a deer... You've made this shot a million times...It's only paper/foam!"
I assume you must mean when shooting competitively, right? Because I don't need anything to relax out in the yard. Shooting at a target is how I relax.I know it's a personal question, but i'm interested in hearing a how people calm themselves before shooting.
Whether it's target panic, doubts about your form, or simply shooting in bad weather, what do you guys do to get in the zone?