How to Improve at Chess: Tip#10 - Let go of the Mouse!
If somebody had a weight problem due to over-eating, what would you think if you saw him/her walking around with food in the pocket, hand, bag, car, AND ... mind!
How about somebody who wants to be an A-student but misses class all the time and doesn't study?
You get the idea - you have to do things that are in line or in sync with your goals. If your problem is playing Chess too fast or seeing a better move after you touch a piece or click "submit move", then this tip is for you. Let go of the mouse. "Sit" on your hands if you have to ! Whatever you can do to not make that move until you are sure that it's the correct move. Thinking while holding your mouse tells your brain one thing: I am ready to make a move... and I don't think you think as well as you would if you didn't have that "clutter" in your mind.
So there is a tip you can use in your online games: Let go of the mouse!