Monthly Archives: March 2019

Stress and sports performance

There has been extensive research into the effect of stress on sports performance; it is widely recognised that some stress can be beneficial but there is fine line between beneficial stress and detrimental stress; in short overly high stress leads to lowered performance: When overall stress levels  are too high symptoms such as anxiety, anger […]

Mental skills for sports performance

Whatever sport you play, your performance depends not only on your physical skills but also your mental skills.   Whilst you are in control of your preparation for the game, you can never predict how the game will play out.  Injury, the state of the pitch, the weather,  bad calls by the referee, superior fitness […]

Self-reflection: Part 2

In my previous blog about self-reflection I suggested keeping 3 lists over 7 days: What’s working well What’s not working so well What’s not working at all 1 What’s working well As you read through this list make a note of your personal strengths that you have drawn on which have contributed to the things […]

Self-reflection

I recently had to write a self-reflective essay on a course I am taking and it helped me realise that it was a very long time since I had reflected about myself and my life. Like most people I always seem to be caught up in the day-to-day demands and challenges of life.  Reflection allows […]