.....Disappointment is a part of sports. Many of the benefits of competition can be connected to the way the occasional failure can help in the development of coping skills. It can be a valuable piece of the sports and mental health narrative.
“What we’re talking about is the difference between a performance issue and a mental health issue,” Gillham said. “One can lead to the other and the other can be indicative of the other, right? It’s a chicken-and-egg sort of thing.”
One telling barometer is sleep, Gillham explained. Athletes need sleep to perform well. If they don’t get it, their performance may suffer. Alternatively, a poor performance can increase anxiety and lead to problems sleeping.......more
Bethany`s Notes: It`s important to be able to identify good stress vs. bad stress. Not all stress is bad. Same with performance anxiety...some might be good but too much to overwhelm you may negatively impact your performance.
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