(INFOGRAPHIC) 5 Simple Action Steps for Injured Athletes
Injuries are one of the toughest things for athletes to go through. The reason it’s so difficult is that athletes cope with LIFE through their SPORT.
During an injury phase, their primary coping skill is hence removed and they struggle!
It’s the primary reason why performers will often experience depression.
If you are currently one of the hurt ones on your team then follow these five action steps for injured athletes and it will help!
Check out our additional infographic 6 Mental Toughness Hacks for the Injured Athlete.
1. Grieve space-
Allow yourself to experience the pain of being hurt. These players need to set aside times to think about being sad/getting angry/ worrying/ etc. Then you can avoid these emotions at inopportune times (dinner, etc.)
Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates coach executives and professional athletes and is based in Indianapolis. Some clients have included three winners on the PGA Tour, Indy Eleven, University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens.
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