How to win at life
What sports psychologists can teach us all. Do you want the mindset of a champion? We have a tendency to draw a line differentiating ourselves from high-profile athletes, but the lessons they learn about stress and mental health can help us handle pressure in our own lives. Simon Usborne reflects on how the return of the elite sport to the public consciousness has helped to remind us that world-class sportspeople are subjected to the same trials and tribulations as non-sporting professionals. In particular, the public prioritisation of their well-being over participation by Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka sparked a long-simmering conversation about mental health at such a level of competition.
From The Guardian