Secret Sauce to Success = Stress + REST

After a game or intense workout, we athletes know how crucial rest and recovery are to developing strength and getting better as a player. If you're go go go without resting, you won't be able to perform well come game day. If you don't practice or workout at all, you won't perform well either (duh). It's all about pushing yourself physically and mentally, and then resting and recovering in order to reach optimal performance. A friend sent me this article linked below - I like it because it starts exploring about how to apply the same philosophy to other areas of your life, like your career. If you're constantly working, always taking on new projects and burning the midnight oil, that's a

5 Common Challenges Retired Athletes Face

Athletes face many challenges transitioning out of their sports careers. Sports psychologist Patrick Elliot discusses five common challenges here: 1. Change in self identity (who am I now that I'm not a soccer player? That's a really big question!) 2. Change in people's attitudes towards you (now that you're not a rockstar athlete, people may treat you differently) 3. Thinking you're not good enough at anything besides your sport (going from being the absolute best at something, to not being the best at anything in a split second) 4. Unable to replace feelings of mastery (when you no longer get those wins, fake out that defender, make that shot...when you don't feel the "positive surge of e

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