"I'm always nervous. If I wasn't nervous, it would be weird. I get the same feeling at all the big races. It's part of the routine, and I accept it. It means I'm there and I'm ready."
- Allyson Felix, American Sprinter
Allyson Felix sees her nerves and anxiety as facilitative to her performance; she sees her nerves as a good thing. Perhaps this mindset has helped contribute to her 10 Olympic medals and numerous World Championship medals.
What levels of arousal and anxiety do you need to perform your best?
This week's Sport Psych Saturday, Kathryn teaches us about the difference between arousal and anxiety, and guides us in discovering our zone of optimal functioning!
To learn more, check out Practicum Student Kathryn's video below!