The Mental Edge 06 Jan 2023

06 Jan 2023

Mental Edge Newsletter

Helping You Gain A Mental Edge

How good are you at sticking to your promises?

Happy New Year!

I hope that your new year has got off to a good start? 

For me this week I’ve enjoyed a fun week in the Lake District with our family before getting back into my normal routine on Monday.  Thankfully our winter illnesses have stayed away so we were energetic climbing some hills, running and cycling around the area and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Switching off is important, especially in my role where you invest a lot of time and emotion helping others.   So come Monday I’ll be back firing on 100%.

To help you get firing too you may enjoy today’s podcast.  It is part two of four specially created episodes to celebrate reaching 150 episodes! This time the episode is created with soccer and football fanatics in mind where the great guests that have been interviewed on the show to date, and with experiences in soccer or football, go on to share their key take home messages. As you’ll note the insights are related to the integration of sports psychology, the development of mental toughness, coach development and a lot more! The episode is a must listen for football or soccer coaches, players, parents, sport scientists and those interested in the sport.

If football or soccer is not your thing, last week’s episode is proving popular and could give you lots of inspiration too.  The messages come from different angles where a mental toughness practitioner, mental performance coaches and Olympians discuss mental toughness and horse riding, track and field, bobsleigh, cricket, swimming and skiing.  We also have sports psychologists and an occupational therapist who share great insights into elite level golf, gymnastics, the complexities surrounding sport and parenting as well as long term injuries and the subsequent impact on one’s mental health.

A nice blog to read too…

This is the time of year when a lot of people will likely have revisited their goals for the year. Some people will be on the right path and others will be in procrastination or dreamer mode already! In this blog post, my colleague Robin Hughes discusses goal setting, specifically why SMART goals don’t work. 


For other helpful blogs and podcasts that link to commitment, sticking to your promises:


David Charlton Sports Psychologist

Best Wishes 

David Charlton

Online Sports Psychologist | Mental Performance Coach who supports many highly motivated athletes, young and old, developing their skills or who are already highly skilled so that they gain a mental edge and get the most from their talent across the globe from USA/Canada to Great Britain and Ireland to UAE, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, using ONLINE Video Conferencing.    

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence

Host of Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast

Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub 

Author of The Mental Edge

With over a decades’ experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to transfer their skills from training to competitive situations, under pressure.

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