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The Genius of Athletes: What World-Class Competitors Know That Can Change Your Life

Noel Brick

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“These findings show that nature can have a calming and restorative effect, giving our mind a rest from the intense and mentally fatiguing focus and concentration required in much of our day-to-day lives.”

“Sport can teach us how to set and achieve goals, solve problems, cope with stress, manage our emotions, refocus after mistakes, and build self-confidence.”

“After you achieve a goal or complete a project, the first thing to do is celebrate. Take time to congratulate yourself on your accomplishment, thank and be grateful for the people who helped you reach it, and indulge in areas of pleasure you might have had to set aside while focusing on your just-completed goal. Spend time on other important areas of your life, like self-care, family, and friends, that you may have neglected during your goal-striving efforts.”

“Accepting thoughts and understanding that they’re just like passing clouds in the sky is sometimes easier than struggling against them.”

“A second way we can use a journal is to practice expressing gratitude for the positive things in our life, no matter what the source. This can include writing about things that our family, friends, or colleagues have given us or done for us, or even the difficulties and challenges we’ve come through.”

“When we are confronted with stressful and difficult situations, focusing more on aspects that we can control—or at least influence—can alter our emotional response to the situation.”

“We might imagine the immense pride we’ll feel and congratulations we’ll get from friends and family.”

“These include some of our most common New Year’s resolutions: exercising regularly, eating healthy foods, and focusing on self-care activities like getting sufficient sleep and dedicating time to rest and relax.”

“The marines who had received the mindfulness training recovered more swiftly after stressful combat exercises.”

“Techniques like reappraisal and mindful acceptance can help us navigate these moments of self-doubt.”

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