What you'll learn
How to become more aware of worry
How to get back in control of your worry
How to use worry time
How to use problem solving to overcome worry
For many athletes performing at the highest level can cause a certain degree of worry or anxiety which can lead to a number of negative consequences including unhelpful thinking patterns and physiological symptoms (increased heart rate, muscle tension, sweating). Performing at the highest level requires a certain mindset and attitude where athletes view stress and pressure as a challenge rather than a threat.
Within this training plan we are going to provide you with some strategies to help you become more aware of your worry and identify the difference between hypothetical and practical worries. We are going to introduce you to worry time which is an exercise to help you take back control of your worry and finally we will explore how you can effectively problem solve when faced with practical worries.
Welcome to your training plan
An introduction to managing worry in sport
What is worry?
Triggers and the impact of worry
What maintains worry?
Hypothetical Vs. practical worries
How do people manage their worries
Becoming aware of your worry
Worry time - Step 1
Worry time - Step 2
Worry time - Step 3a
Worry time - Step 3b
Worry time - Step 4
How to problem solve
Problem solving and worry
Using problem solving
7 steps to worry time
My Worry Diary
Problem Solving Worksheet 1
Problem Solving Worksheet 2