Originally Posted by katie75013
don't go crazy reading lots of books or trying to learn new concepts right before or within a few weeks of the event. Over-preparing can hurt you by making you overthink basic concepts you already understand and also by trying to utilize concepts you aren't fully comfortable with since you haven't had the time to try them out.
I agree with this completely. Just play your game. Don't try to incorporate new concepts, rely on the game you already know and that has gotten you this far.
The other thing is, don't get overwhelmed by the the money or what is going on at other tables. Also, you can't control hands by other players at the table, hands you have already played, or future cards that come off the deck. Just focus on the current hand you have been dealt and playing it as well as you can (the only thing you have control over).