(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. Now, that primary coping skill is removed and they struggle!
If you are currently one of the hurt athletes on your team then follow these five action steps for injured athletes and it will help!
1. Grieve space-
Allow yourself to experience the pain of being injured. Injured 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 is based in Indianapolis. Some clients have included: Indy Eleven, University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens. Check out all the books on Mental Toughness