I did everything right and followed all the rules. I’ve always been a goody-two-shoe and committed myself to excel in school. I’ve always been mature and independent, I knew from a very young age that I was in control of my future.
Join the conversation with Hailey Nicole, a mental health advocate blogger. The current college athlete is joined by fellow athletes to share their mental health journies. Listen to hear the story of each featured current/former college athlete from all divisions and sports, and find empowerment to rethink suffering in silence.
When an athlete starts getting burned out, it’s time to take a step back. The athlete needs time to reevaluate their motives and find their love for the game again.
Back in February, I did something that I never thought I’d be able to accomplish and it all started with my first ever blog post, published one year ago. A simple piece with such a big message took me down a road I never even imagined. Now, the piece didn’t go viral but it led … Continue reading Inside The Mind of a Successful Student-Athlete: A Year Later
I say that it's okay to embrace your struggle and let yourself be sad, but it's also important to embrace your progress and let yourself be happy.
For good and bad, this is my life with high-functioning anxiety.
I struggle with depression. Whether I'm on top of the world or can't get myself out of bed, it'll always be a part of my life. Depression can come in waves; sometimes, it's a tsunami that overtakes my entire life, sometimes it's a little wave that sneaks its way into my thoughts.
It’s me... I’m the “happiest person”
These are the dreaded periods of life where you’re not experiencing an episode of depression, something is just off. Slumps cause an immense feeling of uncertainty and distress because it is hard to pinpoint what is off. Everyone goes through slumps, yet no one exactly is sure of why or how to get out of … Continue reading When a Slump Gets the Best of You
My anxiety causes me to wrestle between having a terrible time at a party and staying in and feeling terrible about myself.
Performance anxiety can be discouraging to an athlete, working hard in practice but unable to execute in the game. Outside forces can arise in an athlete's head depending on coaches and teammates. Learning how to balance these forces will relieve that added stress from an athlete’s mind.