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Just as with your physical condition it is essential that you be assessed psychologically. This need not be by a psychiatrist or mental health professional or service. It may simply be a ‘self assessment’.      

 

All players & clubs accept the notion of ‘motivation’ and the use of sports psychologists for game preparation, yet we do not, as yet, accept the concept of mental health assessment for ‘life preparation’

 

Many of the ailments to which we may succumb in our lives could be averted or dealt with before they become too crippling if we participate in assessment or self assessment. 

 

Certain steps need to occur or form the basis to genuine helpful assessment. 

 

 

(1)       Be honest with yourself. Take into consideration opinions of those close to you and those you know care for your well being. 

 

(2)       Be prepared to accept your inadequacies, failings and flaws. 

 

(3)       Strive to better yourself as, not only a player, but also as a husband, partner, father, son, employee etc. Do this also for yourself. 

 

(4)       Attempt to gain the necessary education & information regarding mental health and basic ‘workings of the mind’. Having an understanding of the effects of drugs and alcohol, relationships and personality development will help immensely in your self appraisal

 

(5)       Be willing to accept help and assistance in achieving these goals and with problems you might encounter. 

 

 

The aim of this process is to maximize your performance on the field and off the field. Perfection can never be reached though that should not be used as an excuse for not trying. We all need to strive to better ourselves, keeping in mind that striving should not be associated with discontentment with life. You must endeavor to be content or satisfied with where you are at any given time, but continue to move toward goals and aspirations professionally & personally. 

 

It is hoped that by means of re-occurring assessment and re-evaluation of one’s thoughts, emotions and behaviours and the implementation of strategies to improve areas of your life, you will be more likely to achieve a healthy, enjoyable and fulfilling life.

 

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