So let me just preface this question with a little background. I used to solely play tournaments a few years back, but for the last 3-4 years I have only played cash. I've recently made a switch back to some tournaments, quickly realising I'm extremely rusty.
With all that said I feel my game is mostly fine, I'm just having issues closing tournaments out. Over the last 20 tournaments I've min-cashed half the time, once or twice gotten more than a min cash then the rest have been busted early. I know that might seem pretty good, but I can assure you the field of players are mostly poor, so I don't think it's that great, I feel that I should be able to close out the tournament more, especially seen how often I'm min-cashing. Also there is an element of run-good here and I want to be able to maximise that run-good period.
So my question, is primary to tournament players, what are you doing to help you close out a tournament? I think the real crux of my problem is I'm basically getting tired towards the late game. In cash I'd have a break, go for a walk, grab dinner or something if I'm feeling tired, but I'm finding in tournaments with the blinds going up every 20 minutes, it's not a luxury you can have to get up for 30 minutes.
A friend suggested to just listen to some music while at the table for 20 minutes, play your C/D game for those 20 minutes, relax then take the headphones off and get back to your A game.
Again to clarify, as I know this might be a bit broad as a question, but I am looking for specific things winning tournament players here do to help them get to the finish line?