SPORTS IS THE GREATEST METAPHOR WE HAVE FOR LIFE AND, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE TREAT IT AS SUCH.
Overwhelm, Anxiety, Depression, Shame, Fear, Rejection, Impulsive Reactions, Guilt, Behavioral Issues, Anger, Grief, Stress, Nervousness, Worry, Irritability, Sadness, Frustration, Confusion, Betrayal, Rejection, Heartbreak, Overreaction
MAY BE TRIGGERED BY:
Injury, Loss of Playing time, Loss of Season, Game or Season Suspension, Altercations with Partner, Teammates or Coaches, Outbursts during Practice or Game, Isolation from Teammates, Withdrawing from Team Activities Outside of Sport, Reluctance about Playing in Big Game, Negative Self-talk after not achieving desired sports goal (ie. Not getting drafted, Play didn’t go as practiced)
Emotional Intelligence, Self-Awareness, Validation, Understanding
WINNING & WELLNESS:
I am managing my emotions and maintaining power over my emotional experiences by responding and not reacting. I am managing my triggers with healthy coping strategies. I am balancing and using my time and energy wisely to compartmentalize when necessary and to appropriately address my emotions intentionally as I listen for what my emotions are trying to reveal to me.