“Dealing with the bad days”
I felt compelled to talk about this today, seeing as 3 days ago I landed on my head trying to complete an event that I had spent 18 months working hard to be brave enough to attempt. Because only 2 weeks before that day I had commented that although my confidence was coming, I didn’t think it was cemented enough to withstand a set back. But now I realise I was wrong.
If this journey has taught me nothing else, it has taught me that whilst confidence is most certainly easier to lose than find, it is also not something that you either have or don’t. It mostly fluctuates in some kind of middle ground and that is ok. But more so than that I have learnt that it is actually all about mindset. Once you can change your mindset, suddenly everything starts to move along with it. It’s that little key to unlocking a tonne of power you didn’t realise you had. But it also does not maintain itself, and the journey to improving mindset is different for all of us. It depends on so many factors, not least your personality and experiences.
Personally I started realising how key mindset was going to be in my little “crisis” last summer, and since then with the help of professionals I have worked hard to change it for the better.
Does this blip mean we are out of our depth? No. Does it mean we shouldn’t try again? No. Do I feel disappointed not to have ridden that fence better, of course, but what we need is a plan to improve I will not get better by dwelling on the past.
For me, checking in with @vale.hypnotherapy to ensure my mindset is where it needs to be and finding a way of sustaining myself on competition days when I struggle to eat.
For Twig, physio and re introduction of hard feed plus the addition of electrolytes to help energy levels - especially in the heat.
“Confident people believe they can succeed”. Coping with so called bad days is not about the day itself, it’s about how you see it. The key is finding people who help you overcome them 👌
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