Look good, Play Good

Every football game my friend J would make sure our clothes were clean, shirts tucked in, everything in order, etc. Josh sticks to this ritual today; whenever he has an exam he’s nervous for, he will wear nicer clothes because he thinks he will do better. And he typically does.

I can believe that this ritual, since it is comforting that it would make him perform better. It probably would make me perform better due to the pseudo effect.