When you ask an elite athlete, what is more important for sports success? Training, a good coach or a positive mental attitude? 80% answer that the determination of sports success is in a positive mental attitude.
2. Identify your emotion: One of my athletes who is dedicated to cycling told me that he feels frustrated since at the beginning he won the competitions, but he began to feel distrust in himself because he no longer won as before. It is important to identify your emotions in a given situation, to work on them, it is not about hiding what you feel but about feeling and managing them in time.
a real fear, but now most fears are imaginary. Within the sports context, athletes are afraid, for example, of injuring themselves, especially if they have already suffered a strong injury before and are left with that trauma. But you have to understand that we can also handle fear. Make a list of your fears, be honest with yourself, then you can put them into a shape, you can draw them, name those fears, talk to them, but not from rejection but from integration as if they were your allies and you will see that little by little they will lose their importance and will no longer be an obstacle.
Use tools like visualization, breathing exercises, and meditation to achieve your goals. Remember that the mind does not distinguish between the real or the image if you are visualizing it, the mind thinks it is real. Take a few minutes to use these tools until they become a habit.
Practice makes perfect, take action and do it now! Motivation is within you, and it is also outside, you can train your mind to achieve a better relationship with yourself, to improve relationships with your family, to improve as a person, to improve your sports performance, but we must all take action the days, that is the true training to reach the balance for your mental and emotional health.
About the author
Carolina Bosmediano. Master in Coaching and Sports Psychology. Her life purpose is to promote the physical, mental and emotional health of people. She studied a Master in Coaching and Sports Psychology at the Institute of Sports Studies (Barcelona), is a Commercial Engineer and has a Master in Management and Finance. As an athlete, in the last 9 years, she has performed more than 100 competitions in: Athletics, Trailrunning, Triathlon, Duathlon, MTB. In various competitions, she achieved the first three places, both in the general and in her category. For 4 years she was a panelist on Hot106 Radio Fuego, in the OUTDOORS 106 program. She has given conferences to companies, sports clubs, students. healthy kitchen with local products.