Tag Archives: sports

Moving Forward from the Good and the Bad

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Moving Forward from the Good and Bad Whether something good or something bad is happening, we have to have the skills to accept it and then move forward. With the good, the bad, and everything in between, you need to take some time to process the moment and then figure out what you can take […]

The Mindset Surrounding Breaks

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The Mindset Surrounding Breaks In our society, we often feel like we have to earn a break or that we don’t deserve them. However, this is not only detrimental to our society but to our brains and bodies. When we don’t take breaks or give time to reset and recharge, we can become burnt out. […]

Motivation: What Motivates You?

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Motivation Motivation is the desire to act in service of a goal (Psychology Today). Motivation is what gets you out of bed, what gets you to put in effort towards a goal, and to try new things. However, how do you know what motivates you? There are two main types of motivation: internal and external. […]

Progress, Perfection, and Mental Training

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Progress, Perfection, and Mental Training Progress is “forward or onward movement” (Oxford Dictionary). Perfection is the “condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects” (Oxford Dictionary). Progress and perfection are two topics often discussed in sports (and life). We all are striving for perfection but perfection […]

New Year Resolutions and Intentions

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New Year Resolutions and Intentions We are a week into the new year and it is common for us to want to make changes. However, resolutions sometimes are too specific for people or don’t match quite what we want to do with this year. When that happens, setting intentions for the year can be a great […]

Expectations: Making and Missing Them

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Expectations Expectations are a belief or bar that we are trying to reach. Sometimes we put expectations on ourselves that are really high, low, or “just right.” It is good to have expectations of ourselves because they give us something to reach toward. The problem comes in when we, or someone else, puts such high […]

Progressive Muscle Relaxation: Stress Reliever

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation: Stress Reliever We all have busy lives and many responsibilities that we are juggling. This juggling often leads to a high amount of stress. Stress can be shown and felt in our bodies in different ways: high heart rate, racing thoughts, feeling tired, etc. One of the top ways stress is felt […]

Growth v Fixed Mindset: What is the Ideal?

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Mindset We are called CTG Mindset and our motto is “observe your mind, hear your mind, control your mind.” However, what is mindset and is there ideal? Mindset is “an established set of attitudes held by someone” (Oxford Dictionary). The two types of mindset: growth and fixed. Below is a description of both and explaining […]

Injury: 5 Tips for Returning to Play After One

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Getting Back to the Court After Injury When thinking about returning to play after an injury, the worry is about your body being ready and the injury being fully recovered. However, that is only one step. The next step is to be mentally ready to return to play. Just like physical rehab, there needs to […]

Your Zone: Finding It and Getting There

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Finding Your Zone People often mention “finding your zone” but that is a lot easier said than done and what does that even mean?  The first thing to know is what the zone even is and what it means. The graph below shows an example of the individual zone of optimal functioning (IZOF). The IZOF […]