In archery we need to know how to close our minds to everything aside from the shot. If you’re on the line or at the stake having your mind drift is bad mental timing.
Occasionally, just before a shot you lose that mental clarity and start thinking about something. It doesn’t matter what that something is, what matters is that you catch the drift. If you’ve drifted start over.
Letting down during the shot process is tough. Your process becomes automatic. Still, you need the ability to stop the process, break the pattern, let down and begin the shot anew.
It can feel a little awkward letting down especially when the clock is running. However, by staying present in the moment, letting distractions not be the reason you missed an X or hit and 8 you’ll become more comfortable when the time arises where you need to reset.