What is the worst thing that can happen? You end up trying something that doesn’t work, and you are one step closer to finding a strategy that can work for you.
It doesn’t matter if you can’t apply what you know
So, there are two ways this strategy can unwind. One is that you’ll learn to handle things that make you upset, and the second is that you’ll be able to control and come out of those unwanted feelings way faster when you can control them. When we comprehend a problem and know a solution yet don’t know how to apply it, we can resemble that in having our dream car and the keys in our hand, but not a driver’s license. Then
it doesn’t matter that you have the two main components if you don’t know how to apply them to work in your favor.
So, let’s jump into it. The first thing you could do when you know you get very emotional while playing is to acknowledge it to yourself. Let’s say you even can get violent, and you have a lot of mood variations, more often negative than positive emotions. There is a possibility that your body is battling something on the inside that you don’t know about.
So, check yourself out and see what the reason might be. Perhaps you are dealing with a nagging old injury, about to catch a cold, or combating another inflammatory condition in your body that is causing these emotions to be so strong and negative.
Our body is talking to us without words, so we have to listen and feel what it wants to say.
The second thing is hunger, and I can almost see you laughing or making a facial expression, but it is true. It is another signal the body sends out, trying to tell us that something is not okay and needs to be changed.
Generally, athletes tend to undereat, which is a big problem in sports. If you as an athlete do not eat enough, there is a chance the body is playing with your mood to show you, “HEY, I am hungry! Give me food now, will you?!” Let me tell you something you have probably heard before; it is all connected. Our bodies are like a full circle that goes around and correlates to everything we do.
So, if we, as athletes, eat enough protein, fat, and carbs every day, we are fueling our body and set it up for proper function and thinking. We might even be less hangry and irritable on the field/court.
Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of the last point, try to wake up around the same time every day. Let’s say that you are a genetically very frustrated, temperamental, and explosive person. Going to bed and waking up around the same time every day can help you regulate that inner cycle which leads to your biochemicals being more intact. I know it is hard being an athlete because of the time of training and games but find a routine and start building on it.
try it, It is not neuroscience
- Regulate your sleep sycle
- Fuel your body enough
- Dare to talk what’s on your mind, chances are you aren’t alone
Until next week, remember nothing matters if you can’t use what you know. So start today, start applying what you read and learn every day.