There are times when athletes seem to lose focus and everything becomes a disaster. In some cases, athletes have much less training session due to bout of flu or an injury. This could cause them to experience a decline in sports performance. It is clear that there are many factors that could affect our performance. In any case, it would be a good idea to figure out things that have been missing and find out how to correct them. We may experience peripheral stress all the time, but we should be able to handle most of time. In fact, athletes could be affected by big issues that arise in their family, such as sick, aging parents.
There are obviously things we should do when things go south. We could be missing something and without full understanding of our situation, it is possible for us to blame others. In most cases, we could recover our lost performance by practicing harder, getting extra coaching and reviewing our situation. In the end, we could crash and burn, because we find our poor performance as frustrating and puzzling. In this situation, it is important for athletes, no matter how proficient they are to understand they are not superhuman. They are ordinary people who also have complex and multi-faceted lives.
We should review our situation and see whether there are things that could demand our attention. We could have neglected a few things that could get significant, but indirect effects to our performance in sports. We should become more objective about our lives, so we could make good decision based on objective matters. There’s a possibility that our reduced performance in sports is caused by training or equipment issue. In this case, we may need to take step back and try to take stock of our lives. We should write out everything that could have major roles in our lives.
Athletes are often expected to perform visualization exercise to define what they should get. In this case, they could use the visualization technique to make a full recovery. It is important for them to imagine what are things that they need to have to recover things that they have lost. The visualization technique could also be used to identify factors that can distract them. Athletes should strive to create balance in their loves. They should start to act properly and make themselves feel empowered. They should start to believe themselves as fully capable in these areas.
After performing this exercise, we could have a better feel for the whole situation. We could incorporate the necessary skills and attributes that can be used at different areas. For example, we could be overwhelmed with just too many activities. In this case, athletes may need to take a vacation and they should also be honest with themselves. Things could also be quite complex for school boys who struggle with school. In some cases, adolescent could have similarly complex life compared to adults.