If you are considering hitting on your female coach, please consider the following: we are likely just doing our jobs. Don’t distract, annoy, or demean us. Keep it professional. We will too! Make sure there is clear, explicit interest and consent! Don’t assume she is interested. Nobody likes a creep! Speak up for women and make room for us where you can. Nobody owes you anything!
If you can start operating out of a “my performance doesn’t impact my worth as a human AT ALL” mindset, you’ll see, feel, and embody a change in your confidence.
Again, it’s okay if you don’t always feel confident, satisfied, or worthy.
Sometimes we’re a bit too gloomy to see the positives and the lights within ourselves.
Yes, the world is complicated.
Yes, science is very complex.
Yes, technology has many intricacies.
Ultimately, they were created to make our life, jobs, and information in general easier to upkeep, easier to access, and …. easier.
But, if we can’t communicate complex information effectively, it really doesn’t matter.
We have to stop making complicated sh*t more inaccessible. If a 15-year-old athlete really wants to learn about physics, they can read a text book. Just teach them how to jump!
Recovery as not as hard as you make it out to be.
It’s also not as expensive.
It’s also not as time-consuming.
It also don’t require as much thought, equipment, or focus as we see on social media.
The basics always work.
When in doubt, work backward instead of looking for more.
Consider what is missing from your recovery instead of what you can add to it.
Unfortunately, mental illness does not discriminate between athletes and non-athletes; it comes as it wills and sometimes overstays its welcome. Athletes deserve better than the shame we put on them around mental health struggles. They deserve the same care and acceptance we do. I truly believe sports can heal the world, but we have to make sure our athletes are healthy before it can really altruistically change us.