Sometimes when we are playing pinball everything just seems to go our way.
Lost in the zone
It almost can become effortless to make the machine do what you want. So many times though this is not the case, and it's those rare instances you are striving for. If only there were a button you could push and you're just dialed in at will...but then everyone would have that ability and it wouldn't be as awesome.
My question for y'all is...how do you optimize the chances of your highest playing ability when it matters most? Is it relaxing your mind so that you can maintain maximum focus? Is it stimulating your mind so you can maintain maximum focus? How much does diet/personal health come into play? Headphones? If you are using headphones do you listen to music that gets you pumped or calms you down? Maybe not music at all or just white noise? Comfortable clothing? Overall positive feelings of invincibility (pcp and other mind-altering drugs)? Plenty or rest...or sleep deprivation? Just after eating...or on an empty stomach?
All of these outside factors I'm sure have to play a part, whether small or large I have no idea. Please tell me what you think because it has been on my mind for quite some time.