Sep 18, 2020
This was a webinar I did during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the content is still applicable today, especially in the sports world. We are seeing games being postponed, some teams choosing not to play, no fans in the stands - it's just really weird and something we have really never experienced before.
Unfortunately, it is also bringing some collegiate athletic departments to cut sports, cut or furlough staff positions, and/or cancel entire seasons. It sucks; there is no doubt about that. What I want to do with this episode is to reiterate some tools and strategies you can utilize to overcome the low motivation and high anxiety you may be feeling as a result of this pandemic.
Many people have asked me, "Doc, what can I do during this time to lower fear and anxiety and stay motivated?" To borrow the phrase from my good friend Dr. Kevin Chapman, you can F.I.G.H.T.
How to F.I.G.H.T. Low Motivation and High Anxiety:
- F - Focus on what you can control
- I - Interpret your negative thoughts
- G - Grab some mental flexibility
- H - Healthy behaviors need to be established
- T - Teach someone