Goal Setting: How To Re-Energise Yourself To Aid Your Sport Performance

Goal Setting How To Re Energise Yourself To Aid Your Sport Performance

Goal Setting: How To Re-Energise Yourself To Aid Your Sport Performance By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court.  Where he inspires individuals and teams to: Cope with pressure and challenges more …

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Task vs Ego Involvement: Do You Set Goals That Harm Your Performances?

Task vs Ego Involvement Do You Set Goals That Harm Your Performances

Task vs Ego Involvement: Do You Set Goals That Harm Your Performances? By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court.  Where he inspires individuals and teams to: Cope with pressure and challenges …

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Intrinsic or Extrinsic Goals: Do You Set Goals That Harm Your Performances?

Intrinsic or Extrinsic Goals Do You Set Goals That Harm Your Performances

Intrinsic or Extrinsic Goals: Do You Set Goals That Harm Your Performances? By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court.  Where he inspires individuals and teams to: Cope with pressure and challenges …

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Peak Performance: Considerations For A Good Night’s Sleep #BITESIZE

Peak Performance Considerations For A Good Night’s Sleep

Peak Performance: Considerations For A Good Night’s Sleep #BITESIZE

Nick Littlehales

Nick is recognised as the world’s first and leading Elite Sport Sleep Coach, probably the world’s first Sleep Coach and regarded as a leading human recovery innovator. He has over 35 years’ experience within the sleep and sleeping product industry and over 24 years dedicated to elite sport. His unique, passionate, and proven approach, is endorsed by leading sport science professionals, managers, coaches, organisations in sport and now business, health, and education worldwide.

  • International Elite Sport Sleep Coach Since 1998
  • Founder of the Game Changing R90-T Sleep RecoveryTechnique
  • Author #1 Best Seller SLEEP published in 14 languages worldwide
  • Accomplished Media Commentator Presenter Keynote Speaker

Rest and recovery is hugely important for us all, especially highly motivated and driven people.  In this bitesized episode, I chat with Nick Littlehales, a Sleep Coach to many elite sports performers.  Nick and I discuss sleep trackers and the upside to using them.  He also talks about orthosomnia, which describes individuals who become overly concerned or obsessed with tracking their sleep, resulting in heightened anxiety towards their sleeping patterns.

Key Learning Points:

  • Orthosomnia refers to a situation where people rely heavily on sleep tracking technology and aim to achieve perfect sleep.
  • This can lead to stress and anxiety, similar to the athlete who tracks too complex or unhelpful data when they perform.
  • Maintaining a balanced approach to sleep tracking is essential.

Connect with Nick Littlehales

Website

LinkedIn

Book – Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps…and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind

Connect with David Charlton

Sign Up to The Mental Edge

Join David @ The Sports Psychology Hub

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

To Listen to Football or Soccer Podcast Episodes

Ep015: Nick Grantham – Essential Elements of Rest and Recovery

Ep065: Dr Amy Izycky – Encouraging Mentally Healthy Cultures in Sport

Ep092: Dr James Hegarty – ACT in Sport, Improving Performance through Mindfulness

Ep113: Polly Brennan – The Relationship Between Mental Fitness, Mental Health and Mental Toughness

Ep138: Nick Littlehales – Why do the Mentally Tough see Sleep and Recovery as Important

Other Helpful Resources

Blog: How Mentally Healthy is Your Clubs Sporting Environment

Blog: Does Your Warm Up Influence How You Perform?

Blog: Using ACT and Mindfulness to Improve Your Sporting Performances

Blog: Why You Should Meditate To Improve Your Sport Performance?

Download THE FOCUSED ATHLETE CHECKLIST

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David Charlton

Best Wishes 

David Charlton

Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

T: +44 7734 697769

E: [email protected]

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    How Do You Help a Young Athlete Get Better Organised?

    How Do You Help a Young Athlete Get Better Organised

    How Do You Help a Young Athlete Get Better Organised?

    By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court.  Where he inspires individuals and teams to:

    • Cope with pressure and challenges more effectively
    • Maintain positive mental health
    • Compete with confidence more often
    • Manage your emotions better
    • Improve your commitments levels

    David is a Mental Toughness Practitioner, as well as a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.  He has successfully supported athletes, teams and organisations for over 10 years in order to ensure that they perform at their maximum more often.

    He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors. In today’s climate, during the Coronavirus pandemic this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals, teams and organisations. 

    Avoiding procrastination and becoming better organised as a young athlete is the topic of today’s short solo episode.  In Mental Toughness term’s we’re talking about commitment and sticking to promises as well as life control and having a “can do” attitude.  These are much needed skills that many youngsters struggle with, which often means their sporting performance is harmed as well as their self-worth.  In this episode, I share 3 ideas to help parents and coaches support children to overcome these challenges.

    Key Learnings

    • Ask children to write a checklist.  Perhaps starting with “3 Things To Do Before training” or “3 things you do in your pre shot routine.”  By referring to lists on a regular basis your child’s ability to strategise tasks and organise time will improve.
    • Consider a child-friendly planner.  Purchasing their own planner will help them see that you consider their time valuable, and that being organised is important.
    • Establish training and practice routines.  Help your child put to one side an extra half hour, scheduling in at an appropriate time for “extras” on a regular basis.   Encourage your child to stick to the schedule even when they don’t feel like it or if the weather is poor.

    Connect with David Charlton

    Sign Up to Conversations with Kids

    Join David @ The Sports Psychology Hub

    Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

    Relevant Podcast Episodes

    Ep154: David Charlton – How Do I Go About Controlling The Controllables To Help My Sport Performance?

    Ep145: David Charlton – How Can I Help My Children Who Suffer With Nerves Before They Compete?

    Ep141: David Charlton – How to Help a Child Who Wants to Quit Sport

    Ep122: Camilla Knight – Helping Your Children Get The Most From Their Sporting Experiences

    Ep082: David Charlton – Supporting Children in Sport with Positive Feedback

    Relevant Blogs

    Blog: Helping a Critical Child When You’re a Parent

    Blog: How to Help Children Overcome Fear of Failure

    Blog: How to Support an Angry Young Athlete

    Blog: How to Help Kids Overcome Performance Anxiety

    Blog: 9 Tips for Children from Olympians

    IF YOU ENJOYED TODAY'S SHOW PLEASE SHARE

    SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN ON YOUR FAVOURITE AUDIO PLATFORM

    Also, kindly consider taking the 60-seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes, they’re extremely helpful when it comes to the ranking of the show and we read every single one of them!

    David Charlton

    Best Wishes 

    David Charlton

    Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

    Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

    T: +44 7734 697769

    E: [email protected]

    Search Our Sports Psychology Website

    Popular Categories

    Join Our Online Community Now!

    Mental Edge Newsletter

    Are you an athlete, coach or parent that would like to learn how to create sustainable high performance? Receive our free regular newsletter, where we share proven mental toughness and high performance tips and strategies. If you want some support and motivation straight to your inbox, then sign up below.

      We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.

      How to Help a Child Who Wants to Quit Sport

      How to Help a Child Who Wants to Quit Sport

      How to Help a Child Who Wants to Quit Sport

      By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court.  Where he inspires individuals and teams to:

      • Cope with pressure and challenges more effectively
      • Maintain positive mental health
      • Compete with confidence more often
      • Manage your emotions better
      • Improve your commitments levels

      David is a Mental Toughness Practitioner, as well as a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.  He has successfully supported athletes, teams and organisations for over 10 years in order to ensure that they perform at their maximum more often.

      He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors. In today’s climate, during the Coronavirus pandemic this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals, teams and organisations. 

      In this short solo episode, I answer a question posed by a parent.  “My son has had a tough time recently and often talks about not wanting to continue with football.”

      Sadly, this question appears to be a common one at present and shows no signs of going away potentially down to the pressures placed on children at a young age, both in their sport and education.  I do my best to give sporting parents one idea on how you can help them and open up a conversation on the topic.

      Key Learning

      • Ask your child why they play football or sport.
      • Find out what they love about sport.
      • Check-in with yourself, why would you like your children to play sport?
      • Now check if you share common ground, if there is a big difference in your motivations I’m hoping you’ll question your approach and consider how you communicate with them. 

      Connect with David Charlton

      Sign Up to Conversations with Kids

      Download THE FOCUSED ATHLETE CHECKLIST

      Join David @ The Sports Psychology Hub

      Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

      Relevant Podcast Episodes

      Ep067: David Charlton – Supporting Children to Transfer their Skills from Training to Competition

      Ep074: David Charlton – How Can I Make My Child Feel Confident?

      Ep082: David Charlton – Supporting Children in Sport with Positive Feedback

      Ep085: David Charlton –  David on Being Tough Vs Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin Part 4

      Ep122: Prof Camilla Knight – Helping Your Children Get The Most From Their Sporting Experiences

      Other Relevant Blogs and Resources

      Blog: A Confidence Checklist for Parents

      Blog: Pre Match Tips for Parents

      Blog: How Do You Give a Young Golfer Self-Confidence?

      Blog: 5 Reasons Why Being Released from a Football Academy is Difficult

      Children and Youth Motivation for Sport Quiz

      Child and Youth Motivation Quiz for Parents

      IF YOU ENJOYED TODAY'S SHOW PLEASE SHARE

      SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN ON YOUR FAVOURITE AUDIO PLATFORM

      Also, kindly consider taking the 60-seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes, they’re extremely helpful when it comes to the ranking of the show and we read every single one of them!

      David Charlton

      Best Wishes 

      David Charlton

      Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

      Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

      T: +44 7734 697769

      E: [email protected]

      Search Our Sports Psychology Website

      Popular Categories

      Join Our Online Community Now!

      Mental Edge Newsletter

      Are you an athlete, coach or parent that would like to learn how to create sustainable high performance? Receive our free regular newsletter, where we share proven mental toughness and high performance tips and strategies. If you want some support and motivation straight to your inbox, then sign up below.

        We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.

        Why do the Mentally Tough see Sleep and Recovery as Important

        Why do the Mentally Tough see Sleep and Recovery as Important

        Why do the Mentally Tough see Sleep and Recovery as Important

        Nick Littlehales

        Nick is recognised as the world’s first and leading Elite Sport Sleep Coach, probably the world’s first Sleep Coach and regarded as a leading human recovery innovator. He has over 35 years’ experience within the sleep and sleeping product industry and over 24 years dedicated to elite sport. His unique, passionate, and proven approach, is endorsed by leading sport science professionals, managers, coaches, organisations in sport and now business, health, and education worldwide.

        • International Elite Sport Sleep Coach Since 1998
        • Founder of the Game Changing R90-T Sleep RecoveryTechnique
        • Author #1 Best Seller SLEEP published in 14 languages worldwide
        • Accomplished Media Commentator Presenter Keynote Speaker

        If you’re Mentally Tough you don’t need to sleep you can simply push through… Wrong!

        The mentally tough person, as research suggests is more likely to deal with fatigue better than a mentally sensitive person however they do need to sleep. Being committed to your goals, making sacrifices, taking challenges head on and dealing with pressure requires a clear head, focus and perspective, as well as adequate rest and recovery.  

        In this episode, I chat with Nick Littlehales, a well respected Sleep Coach to many elite sports performers.  Nick goes on to share more on the topic of sleep, where he tells you about his experiences supporting Manchester United and Arsenal football clubs, as well as the England National Team.  We also touch on other sports and the intricacies that need to be considered when you think of sleep and recovery. 

        Key Learning Points:

        • At Manchester United I was with the club and exploring myths and misunderstandings about sleep, where I looked to redefine their approach to recovery.
        • Understanding your sleep chronotype is important.
        • Focusing on circadian rhythms can be beneficial.
        • Tracking and collecting data can be helpful but it can also cause anxiety and added stress.
        • Napping is very helpful to remain fresh and focused, aiding your decision making and recovery.
        • Consider your environment and think about light, dark and temperature exposure can improve your sleep quality.
        • A message for parents, make sure your kids spend some time outside, away from the tech to improve their sleep quality.

        Connect with Nick Littlehales

        Website

        LinkedIn

        Book – Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps…and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind  

        Connect with David Charlton

        Sign Up to Conversations with Kids

        Download THE FOCUSED ATHLETE CHECKLIST

        Join David @ The Sports Psychology Hub

        Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

        To Listen to Football or Soccer Podcast Episodes

        Ep015: Nick Grantham – Essential Elements of Rest and Recovery

        Ep065: Dr Amy Izycky – Encouraging Mentally Healthy Cultures in Sport

        Ep092: Dr James Hegarty – ACT in Sport, Improving Performance through Mindfulness

        Ep137: David Charlton – Mindfulness and ACT in Sport: Helping Athletes Perform Better 

        Other Helpful Resources

        Blog: How Mentally Healthy is Your Clubs Sporting Environment

        Blog: Does Your Warm Up Influence How You Perform?

        Blog: Using ACT and Mindfulness to Improve Your Sporting Performances 

        Blog: Why You Should Meditate To Improve Your Sport Performance?

        IF YOU ENJOYED TODAY'S SHOW PLEASE SHARE

        SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN ON YOUR FAVOURITE AUDIO PLATFORM

        Also, kindly consider taking the 60-seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes, they’re extremely helpful when it comes to the ranking of the show and we read every single one of them!

        David Charlton

        Best Wishes 

        David Charlton

        Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

        Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

        T: +44 7734 697769

        E: [email protected]

        Search Our Sports Psychology Website

        Popular Categories

        Join Our Online Community Now!

        Mental Edge Newsletter

        Are you an athlete, coach or parent that would like to learn how to create sustainable high performance? Receive our free regular newsletter, where we share proven mental toughness and high performance tips and strategies. If you want some support and motivation straight to your inbox, then sign up below.

          We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.

          Why Mental Toughness is Important: Lessons from Sport, Business and Loss

          Christina Flach

          Why Mental Toughness is Important: Lessons from Sport, Business and Loss

          Christina Flach

          Celebrity Makeup and Hair Artist, Christina Flach, is the creator and CEO of Pretty Girl Makeup. Her work is inspired by her love of beauty, fashion, music, and art, and she channels these passions into her goal of making her client look and feel beautiful on the inside and out.

          Previous clients include actress Hillary Swank, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, 27th White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, Senator Ted Cruz, Forbes magazine, and The New York Times, amongst other notable names and brands

          Christina was married to professional tennis player Ken Flach up to his death after a brief bout of sepsis in 2018. Since then, Christina has been dedicated to raising public awareness of the danger of sepsis, and has partnered with Sepsis Alliance to produce awareness campaigns highlighting Ken’s story.