Overcome depression now
5 psychological factors that affect sports performance
By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.
Where has my energy Gone?
If you exercise often or do any sport regularly then am sure it happened to you before that you found yourself lacking energy for no obvious reason. Ask any of your Gym-mates about the reason you aren't close to your peak performance on a certain day and you will always get the same answers "Did you eat well? Did you sleep well? Are you tried?"
While eating and sleeping are among that most important factors that affect sports performance still those factors never puzzle anyone as it becomes too obvious when any of them are absent.
But what puzzles athletes the most are the days where they eat well and sleep well yet find no energy to perform well! What's going on in here?
And are there some other factors that affect your sports performance apart from those guessable ones? Of course there are!
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7 psychological factors that affect sports performance
3) Are you feeling down or depressed?: Your emotional state affects your sports performance greatly. Try going to the gym after you have a serious fight on the phone with someone and you will find yourself performing greatly. It all happens because anger fuels the body with hormones that promote strength. The opposite happens with emotions that steal energy such as depression, sadness or disappointment. If you tried to exercise on a day where you got disappointed then you will find yourself having lower energy than usual
How to achieve my peak performance
In order to be able to achieve peak performance you need to put in mind that psychological factors are as important as physical factors if not more important.
Instead of just thinking about sleeping and eating well start to put your psychological state under monitor and give your mental health an extra priority.
How many hours per week do you read something that can help you have a healthier mind and a better mood? How many hours are you assigning to improving your psychological state?
The answer to these questions will tell you why you aren't performing well even though you are eating and sleeping well.
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