Headspace - minds need training too

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Maintaining your mental health is just as important as maintaining your physical health. Like our bodies, our minds need training too!

But unlike training your body, it’s not always obvious what you can do to train your mind.

So we asked some of Australia’s best athletes how they train their minds – what are the little or everyday things they do to reach their potential and live fun and fulfilling lives. 

Always make time to do the things you enjoy.” – Tom Boyd, Western Bulldogs Football Club, AFL

Keep doing the stuff you love to do and the things that are important to you. It can help keep the fun in your life, give you a sense of accomplishment and purpose, boost your confidence and help to connect with others.

Some of these things, such as skating, fishing or playing the guitar, might just be for fun, but other things like work or study give you new skills and might help to give you meaning.

 

Hear more from AFL player Tom Boyd:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxPKWZ9nzoI

 

Having a good sleep really helps me tackle the day.” – Dale Thomas, Carlton Football Club, AFL

Getting enough sleep is good for your brain and body. It improves your mood, sharpens your concentration and increases resilience.

Reducing things that keep you from a restful sleep like noise, or light that keeps you awake and active stuff like social media or video gaming will help you improve your sleep.

 

Hear more from AFL player Dale Thomas:

https://youtu.be/u24deZURQzk

 

Visit https://headspace.org.au/headcoach for more information about the Headcoach campaign