We often go through life and our sport moving from event to event without doing intentional work around learning and growth. No matter the outcome of your experiences, there's always something to gain - if you take the time to look in the mirror and reflect. Through reflection, we become more process-oriented, feel more in control, and gain motivation and confidence to make changes. Ask yourself these questions to reflect on your year and determine how you'd like to move forward.
As a woman, what is something you've recently told yourself that you can't do? Whether it's running a certain distance, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, getting promoted at work, or managing the house, your family, and yourself all at once -- you can. It's important to address these beliefs in order to think more rationally, which promotes better emotions, mental flexibility, and improvements in well-being and performance. Here's how.
Getting ready for your next marathon or half marathon? Add a little MAGIC to your preparation and race day using these mental strategies so that you'll enjoy the course, feel ready to handle challenges that may come up, and be proud of yourself for going the distance.
What if you could create goals that actually stick? Imagine how fulfilled you would be this year. Check out how to use WOOP, a four-step strategy to ground you in reality, and connect your goals, obstacles, and plans so you can create positive outcomes for yourself in your sport and beyond.
Most parents or caregivers have the best intentions for supporting their teen athlete, but are you offering support in a way that helps your son or daughter enjoy their sport and want to stay in it? Learn how to communicate about three parts of the sports experience to offer appropriate support: choices, emotions, and learning.
Competing as an older athlete comes with a unique set of opportunities and challenges. If you are a master's athlete preparing to lace up for upcoming races or meets, here are a few mental strategies to help you set and achieve meaningful goals.