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Examples Of Extrinsic Motivation That You Should Watch For

What motivates an athlete to work so hard? Athletics is as much a mental game as it is about physical ability. It's no secret...
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Do I Have Body Dysmorphia? # Tell-Tale Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

Sometimes, it seems like everyone is obsessed with their looks. Every day, I see someone post a picture on social media using a filter...
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How Empathetic Listening Can Benefit Your Team

Empathetic listening is beneficial for all involved and is completely different from typical listening. The word “empathy” has been around for about a century...
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The Athletes Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety in Sports

Overcoming social anxiety in sports isn't just about getting over shyness or handling performance anxiety. Fortunately, there are treatments.
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Healthy Coping Mechanisms to Use When Life Feels Like It’s Too...

At some point, we all deal with stress and feeling overwhelmed, and there are many healthy coping mechanisms around that can make this much...
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How to Use the Satisfaction with Life Scale in Your Life

No one lives a perfect life, but living a life in which you are satisfied and happy is easy. You make the choice each...
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How You Can Use the ABC Model in Your Sports Career

Almost everyone who has played a sport at any point in their life knows how stressful the experience can be. The pressure to win...
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Group Cohesion: How to Cultivate Cohesion on Your Team

Do you feel that your team is not functioning as a cohesive unit? Have you noticed a difference in team performance due to this...
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Know the Signs of Muscle Dysmorphia and What to Do about...

A culture of health consciousness is rising. Health and fitness are becoming more and more important with each passing day, and toned, strong bodies...