John Boswell wrote:
SITUATION TWO - Mental Limits: Had a bad night at home, fiancee' was upset with life in general and that rubbed off on me as I'm... walking out the door. (felt guilty about that) SO... I'm in class, working on technique and my mind goes blank. I called "time" and told my Sensei I really wanted to sit out doing anymore technique and that I would take ukemi at least, but that I just couldn't concentrate enough to participate and DO technique.
I don't know about anyone else but for me this is one of the real benefits of training. No matter how bad a day I've had when I hit the mat it's a different world and I can lose myself in the details of the art and everything else just kinda fades away for 90 minutes.