Sports Psychology and success in sports: Part first
Sports are organized exercise out there to keep us healthy and away from various diseases in case of physical health and disorders in case of mental health. Psychology is a branch of philosophy deeply rooted in understanding the why-questions of human behavior and the underlying mechanisms we can call mental processes.
It is a field of applied psychology which concerns mainly with the player, their mental conditions and the behavior the show in the field and out of the field. Keeping in view, the broad application of this field few important and key feature are discussed here.
The anxieties of failures
Ask anyone in the sports industry, how they are anxious? What actually failure means to them. Professional sportsmen and women are more prone to anxiety disorders than other population, due to a small margin of tolerance in this industry to failure.
Sometimes these are hard to lose, due to years of training and they have just one chance in their lives to prove themselves right and nay Sayers wrong.
This pressures them the most. Losing in such events as, Olympics, safe games, international championships and national one’s results, panic attacks, suicides and self-harms.
Sports psychologists strive to minimize dangers to self and others. They counsel and devise coping mechanisms to adjust players in their normal lives.
The excitements of the victories
Some people can’t handle victories; they start or exacerbate gambling, engage unsafe relations with others, involve themselves in controversies, and engage in abusive relationships.
That’s why we see more #ME TOO tags involving them in legal battles and sometimes they end up in jails and early retirements. To avoid such consequences and improve their working professionalisms sports psychology helps them to handle the unexpected conditions in the field and in lives.
The choking concept
Choking is the exceeding level of anxiety and pressure taken by sports professionals in which they collapse altogether. Ending up in not achieving, the desired outcomes. Missing the shots, confusion, and misjudgment of the move of the opponent are all symptoms of choking.
The more they are in choking situations the more they are prone to harm themselves and their careers. This condition is assessed by sports psychologists and then further action plans are devised for individuals and sometimes for teams to release them from mental stress and choking.
Failure, losing and injuries are the nightmares for professional sportsmen and women. There are no doubts that later in life they can develop depression and disappointments kill them, their careers, personal and professional lives.
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To be continued…