As athletes we go from literally having an entire army of people to support us to being on our own literally overnight. It is extremely difficult for athletes who are often viewed as super human to share their insecurities and doubts. Thankfully there are more and more people willing to come forward and share their story in hopes of helping other athletes successfully navigate the transition.
One thing to keep in mind as you transition is that you need to find new creative outlets. Athletes are artists. Having the ability to contort your body is a form of art. Once sport ends we lose that outlet and we need to replace it. Athletes have a creative nature and it’s hard to turn it off once you stop playing. We have to figure out how to move that energy into a different direction.
Be sure to connect with our guest Kezia Conyers