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Sport Psychology

All in the GAME

Whether we talking sport or life in general injuries happen or as is often said “sh… happens!”

The thing is do we wallow in it, call it quits or #Bounce_BACK

Injury Investigation

Before even thinking about Bouncing BACK we have to get that left brain active and get realistic

Where is the injury? How serious is it? What will it take to recover? Can there be an expectation of a full recovery? If no….What will be the impact going forward?

After investigating then invest in injury recovery….   Great now that we have dealt with first things first

Bouncing Back 

Become bold about your injury recovery programme

Openly organize yourself, start putting things in place, whether it be a new diet, exercise regime, getting a life coach of course check KarryOn 🙂  https://karryon.privacemail.com/whether this is in sport or life in general

Understand that some measure of discouragement along the way would be experienced

Now Neuropsychology its  a big phrase meaning combine the power of the brain activity or firing neurons and your psychology or thoughts that will impact action and results … so make time daily for visualization exercises where you sit or stand eyes closed and see in your mind yourself as you desire to be or perform and feel it as happening NOW

Create Comforters … an injury is a form of distress be it in body as in sport or emotionally as in some aspect of life relations … thing is for sport body connected to mind connected to spirit or inner and for life mind connected to inner connected to body … you have already been injured and failing to find means of comfort is to add stress on top of injury so be it a friend. a ritual preferably a healthy one, seeking counselling, yoga, exercise if possible … binge tele watching … do it and use it .. so there is no added stress to the injury already being managed

Input Improvements whether you choose to do it in a journal, a board, on the computer or mentally, have some way of tracking your improvement

New after an injury you are NEVER the same and you as a sportsperson or person in the game of life … do best to embrace and  maximize this new you .. and just to be clear the new might actually be a good or it might be an added challenge going forward … but the main think is for you to know this new you and be your best new you

Go Get Game!!!!!!!!!!!! go get them………………………. 

Life has been described as a game

Some play to win

Some play for fun

We are given the choice as to how we play

He/she who plays to win can well adopt the approach of “by any means necessary” and win at all costs

He/She who plays for fun does not necessarily take the game any less seriously, but they do expect to lose at some point

The game of life is fixed for us all those who play to win and those who play for fun … it is fixed to ensure that we all shall win some and lose some

So in the game of life there is only one question after choosing your side

How is it working for you?

In Sport our fitness matters

Depending on the particular sport we might focus on specific skills, or building specific body parts

In Life our fitness also matters

And in both Sport and Life we might do well to

S.I.T. F.I.T.

Sitting Fit allows us to appreciate that

Success Is Therapeutic

Success is therapeutic meaning that it produces a positive impact for our bodies, minds and spirits as we experience that “proud” feeling that helps us to carry on, it increases our confidence and self-efficacy

We can in the future use it to recall what worked and apply it to other situations

The trouble is that some of us do not sit well because we might be confusing the benefits of having a proud moment with pride and arrogance .. pride and arrogance is in no way linked to having a proud moment … we become full of pride and arrogance when we discount and discredit our efforts that led to success and adopt an “is me” attitude” that ultimately will result in Success As Tragedy where a success leads to our ultimate stunted growth and downfall 

Failure Is Therapeutic

Even the best of the best sportsman or sportswoman or team loses a game or two. But the sportsman the sportswoman the team the person who carries on well thereafter appreciates that failure allows one to use the incoming information and improve in one way or the other and anything that can help you to improve your game ultimately is therapeutic; has a positive progressive effect on bod, mind and spirit …

For some though they only view Failure As Tragedy and therefore fight to not accept or entertain that they were not as successful as they would have liked and so the failure actually slows them down momentarily or sometimes even permanently 

We each make our choice daily whether we would Be A Good Sport in Life and SIT FIT so we can STAND WELL and MOVE PROGRESSIVELY AND POSITIVELY …

How is your posture? 

The psychology or behaviours thoughts and feelings in sporting hold so many life lessons … one being

STAR Player SYNDROME 

Sometimes within the team during a game or practice or after a few games it is noticed by coach and other players alike that a particular member of the team seems to have a “natural” ability to maximize the results of the training and so becomes quite significant in helping the team reach victory

This noted ability sometimes results in our star player … thinking that he is better than his teammates, which might be true in terms of specific approaches taken and his tendencies, but his/her “better”  really meaning superior and therefore entitled to privileges   …. our star player … developing star player syndrome, then starts acting in ways that show lack of consideration for team members both on and off the field, resulting in a one-man/woman show which at times might yield a victory, but always drops team moral and negatively impacts team relations… this syndrome really takes some new proportions when our star player feels that any comments shared by the coach or team members in terms of the behaviours and attitudes being shown are simply a sign of jealously or “picking on” him/her where they are being punished for being a star player

And so

This player plays outside of their true potential since he/she can only go so far without being receptive to coaching feedback and/or feedback from other team members

Being A Good Sport  

The LIFE lesson is seen easily in relationships where one partner views himself/herself as the one who brings much more to the table and so the partner who is entitled to do as she/he wishes while the other accepts because they MUST understand the great benefit and privilege they have of being in a relationship with a “star player”

This lesson is easily seen in the work-colleague who rants and raves of their achievements and accolades and therefore leaves no room for meaningful input for those who are considered “less talented”

One threatens a potential relationship, the other threatens group productivity or the longevity and or profits of a company

And so 

It might do us all well to be a good sport and remember that there is no I in TEAM and even you or someone else believes that their membership in the team accounts for a higher % of the positive outcomes that another team member … each team remains as strong as the sum total of all members efforts even the .01% member so why not Be A Good Sport