You chatter all the way from the locker room to the gym and probably won’t listen or hear more than the first two sentences of what coach said about the first drill and practice because your focus is already in something else like “mmm Margaret has done something different with her hair today, looks good”.
Are you one of the introverted athletes who feel like you should be louder or chattier in sports? But you just don’t like the loud environment? Do you think shyness and introversion is just the same? Did you know that extroverted athletes can also be shy?
Should it be time to bring authentic leadership, emotional intelligence and empathic way of leading more prevalent in the sports world too? I mean if that is the way to get optimal results out of humans, why we would not do the same in sports?
Do you feel respected and appreciated? I hope you answer yes but according to my experiences, many of you are wrestling with the feeling that the “coach is not appreciating or respecting me enough”. And guess what, many coaches feel the exact same way – that they or their work is not appreciated by the athletes.
I know I have a voice that I can and want to use. I know we all have. My voice has been quieter because it has not been sure which direction it should crow to and that affects these results.
One bigger thing for me to understand has been that this power and fire or whatever you want to call it, is still there inside me (and you!) burning for volleyball, or the sport you do. The world of sports is an excellent platform and environment to harness the fire. Sports and my personality were a match! Just like in Tinder! 🙂 And so when the sport is taken away from that equation, the fire is left behind and it is frustratingly alone. Life will be kind of an adaptation fight for a while if that makes sense.
…Maybe they would want to live in a healthy, not dying, planet and see coral reefs, jungle animals, life on the savanna, penguins’ wobbly walk and so on. Life without masks and the ability to touch other people. LIFE. We can give life a much better chance also in the future.
If you are not living that moment fully, it is going to be gone. It will disappear. It won’t wait for you to come back later with your odds. It waves at you and keeps going. And you are left behind at the traffic lights.
Oh Jesus here we are. A subject that I thought I would never post anything about. Eating and body image. It is often just so black and white that it drives me nuts. Too much subjectivity, prejudiced opinions instead of objective knowledge and intuitive, honest but self-compassionate body-awareness. The whole discussion about food is often quite a bit to handle because surprisingly few are actually listening to their bodies and what they need.
The pace of living has slowed down which might be a good thing for some but a concerning thing for many.The time that we are getting right now due to the pandemia is not making me feel like I am on a holiday.That’s why my approach to all this is not boredom.
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