Your Inner Athlete: Benefits of Journaling for Athletes

By Dr. Haley Perlus on July 21, 2015 , categorized in Endurance, Strength + Conditioning

When you take 20 athletes of equal ability and give ten of them mental training, the ten with mental training will outperform the others every time. Whether you’re an athlete in competition, a health enthusiast, or new to sport and fitness, Sport Psychologist Dr. Haley Perlus shares how professional athletes mentally train to maximize results¬—and how you can apply these insights to your life. Read on to empower yourself to take control of your mind, overcome fear and doubt, and realize your true potential.

Journals work to enhance motivation, confidence and concentration and give you the data you need to improve your performance. Beyond just writing down what you are eating and how you are training, there are series of notes you can take and questions you can answer to take your athleticism to the next level.

Sport psychologist Dr. Haley Perlus shares the top three journaling tricks that set top performers apart from the crowd in this video:

Now it’s your turn. Leave a comment below about how you use journaling as part of your training, and then share this video with your support community.

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Dr. Haley Perlus

Dr. Haley Perlus is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. With a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology, M.S. in Sport Pedagogy, and numerous fitness and coaching certifications, Dr. Perlus is an expert at empowering athletes of all types and health enthusiasts achieve peak results. An adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, international speaker, former Alpine ski racer, appointed Industry Leader for IHRSA.org, and author including soon-to-be-released The One Minute Dietand Guidebook to Gold, Dr. Perlus helps people reach their highest standard of performance. For a free chapter of one of her books visit www.DrHaleyPerlus.com

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