Athlete Self-Care Alphabet
As we begin lockdown 2.0 in the UK, yet again sport clubs and facilities have unfortunately had to close. It's just as important as last time that athletes take care of their wellbeing and mental health. Here's our Athlete Self-Care Alphabet for some ideas!
Allow yourself to rest and recover
Be honest with friends and family about how you’re feeling
Create a motivating vision board for your aspirations
Download a mindful meditation to listen to
Eat a nourishing meal
Focus your energy on the things you CAN control
Get outside and enjoy nature
Harness the power of a daily routine
Invest time in doing things that bring you joy
Join an online community that feels supportive
Keep active if you can
Listen to your body
Make a list of things you’re grateful for
Notice 5 new things in your environment – use your senses!
Other interests are ok!
Put on your favourite uplifting playlist
Question if there’s any way you can support others
Reach out to teammates – stay connected
Set short-term goals
Talk to someone if you’re struggling
Unplug from technology/rolling news sometimes
Visualise skills or performances
Write down how you’re feeling – journaling is great to offload
X < this was impossible, give us a break…
You are more than just an athlete
Zzz, after a relaxing wind-down routine
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