Man of Rituals Novak Djokovic Reveals an ‘Emotionally Cleansing’ Habit That He Follows Diligently Till Date

Published 12/10/2023, 8:27 PM EST

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The daily activities of a sports personality are filled with several stressors. Hours of training coupled with a stringent diet build discipline which further craft a great player. But a great player also needs to learn how to decompress after a long day on the court. Novak Djokovic falls in the category and along with his daily training, uses a pen and a paper to wrap up each day. 

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This is not the first time the Djoker has talked about his ritual of journaling. Millions around the world journal daily for various reasons and Djokovic is one of them. The Serbinator also opened up about why he uses the particular strategy.

 Novak Djokovic opens up on journaling

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The Serbinator is a player of sparkling discipline. His days are mapped out properly, and the 24-time grand slam champion, who is rather traditional in his approach to life, ends it differently. He recently appeared on 60 Minutes with CBS, where he talked about why he ends each day by writing about his activities and how they impact him emotionally.

I try to write on a paper with a pen. There’s something about that ritual where you’re emotionally cleansing, I think, as well when you’re doing that and spending some quality time with yourself and your thoughts. I think it serves you well.”

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The Djoker is someone who has his fair share of daily rituals, which give him the mental peace he needs. He started all of his daily activities in his younger days as he looked to be one of the top players and has followed them without fail to the current period, where he has 24 grand slams.

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This is not the first time Djokovic has talked about ending his day with journaling. The previous instance took place a few years ago.

Djokovic on surviving through mental pressure

In 2020, the Djoker appeared for an interview on ‘In Depth With Graham Bensinger’. In the show, he talked about how he stays mentally healthy to take on some of the best players in the world. He began talking about conscious breathing as it is the simplest thing one can do. He also said that he practices a lot of mindfulness techniques. Meditation, being open about his emotional issues, and journaling are some of how he manages to keep a less stressed mind.

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Djokovic said that his life stressors do pop up when he is in a tough spot during a match, but he managed to gain control over them because of his rituals. The Serbian player is someone who follows his processes each day with no room for mistakes. His recent interview shows how much his daily practices are alive to this day.

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