Author: Lena Kessler

If you want to take your performance and mind-set to the next level, contact lenakessler0@gmail.com. Do you ever notice that you compare yourself to others or wish that you were as good as the others? Have you been critical of yourself and found that being negative hasn’t been helpful? I think we can all relate to this at times! but why is it that we find it so easy to be negative even though we know it isn’t always helpful? Thousands of years ago we couldn’t walk anywhere without potentially running into something that could attack us, whether that was…

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Email:Lenakessler0@gmail.com New Year New Me? I am sure we have all already been bombarded with messages about making positive changes in our lives; such as trying out a new crazy diet, joining the gym, setting huge goals to be successful for 2019. Let’s just take a moment to think and breathe before we get sucked into this trend. First of all do you even want to make any changes? If you do here are some quick mind-set tips to help you make sustainable changes: W-W-H = ‘Why’ ‘What’ and ‘How’ Using these as a guide can help you to set…

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What do you think of when you hear the word ‘self-compassion?’ ‘Weakness’ ‘being fluffy’ ‘hippy’ ‘being soft’ OR ‘understanding of failures’ ‘kindness’ ‘self-awareness’ ‘progress’ Self-compassion is about being kind and understanding to yourself when faced with failures, challenges, mistakes or difficult times. Some athlete’s think that being overly critical on themselves help them to improve but that can have a negative impact on your long-term confidence and self-worth; these athletes are at higher risk of depression, anxiety, burnout and retirement from a sport after a setback. Self- compassion is necessary for long-term performance and well-being. In sport, business and life,…

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Performance Consultant Lena Kessler @Lena.a.k What will you learn from this post? You will: Learn about where your mind goes before a fight.Learn how to use a simple tool to reduce stress and improve focus.Learn how to focus on the process. What do you focus on before a fight? Do you spend a lot of time thinking about: Your opponent?Winning?Who is going to be watching?Not wanting to disappoint your coach?Not wanting to let your gym/team down? Where do these fit within the circle of control? (Below) TOP TIP: You can use this circle whenever you feel stressed or anxious. Just notice…

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Mental health is much more spoken aboutnow than a few years ago. In many performance settings, we realise that mentalwell-being and performance come hand in hand. Personally, I have struggled with mental well-being often resulting in burnout or sickness from trying to achieve everything. Every athlete I work with we focus on maximising performance, well-being and personal growth. The tools we use are life skills that you can use in training, work and life. The English Institute of Sport (EIS) have also created ‘ProjectThrive’ for Tokyo Olympics which highlights the need for a balance betweenwell-being and performance (https://www.eis2win.co.uk/expertise/psychology/). The government…

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