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Are you getting excited for Christmas? The SPRINT Project team are looking forward to relaxing and spending time doing the things we love over the Christmas break.
We also recognise that Christmas can be a challenging time for so many. Whilst it can be filled with joy, it can also bring its difficulties too. So in today's blog, we are sharing some of the SPRINT Project's resources to help you to cope throughout the build up to Christmas.
Head over to our interactive resources page, where you can learn about and work through some different coping tools and strategies with someone you trust, such as a friend or parent. The only things that you need are a notepad and pen, or the notes feature in your mobile phone!
Check out our grounding infographics page, where you can find links to infographics that tell you about different grounding strategies. What is grounding? Grounding is a type of mental strategy that can help in the moment when you are feeling particularly overwhelmed or stressed out. It can be particularly helpful if we have someone with us who can help us to walk through the techniques.
You can also read our blog posts that explain some other skills that you can use to cope in times of stress, that are routinely adopted by elite athletes. For example, our blog post,'Image Success To Beat Stress', tells us all about mental imagery - the act of imagining yourself being successful. This skill is particularly effective at enabling you to deal with stress in a positive way and to feel in control whilst doing it.
We would love to hear about your experiences with the different tools, strategies and resources that are available on our website. Fill in the Contact Us form at the bottom of this page and let us know how you got on!
We hope that you enjoy the build up to the festive period, and remember that Christmas doesn't need to be perfect in order to be special!
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