Sports Psychologist Netherlands

April 2019

1-min Read: How To Adopt The Champion’s Mindset

By |2018-12-10T13:32:48+00:00April 18th, 2019|

Whether in business or in sports, most of us want to be the best – perhaps even a champion! But although so many people dream of becoming exceptional, most end up staying average at what they do. Why is this? Mainly, they expect far less of themselves than they should. The exceptional few rise [...]

1-min Read: How to Avoid Choking Under Competition Pressure

By |2018-12-10T13:31:37+00:00April 11th, 2019|

Many top athletes have been in this nightmare scenario: They are facing a career-defining contest or competition, and are very well-prepared, but at some point in the event, their performance deteriorates to that of a beginner. But why does this occur? Thousands of hours of training and practice has prepared these experts to perform [...]

1-min Read: The Seven C’s Of Mental Toughness.

By |2018-12-10T13:31:20+00:00April 4th, 2019|

We all know that in many sports, the physically strongest and toughest have an advantage. The strong, tough wrestler has a considerable advantage over an opponent weaker in the body. And yet, toughness isn’t all about bulging biceps: mental toughness is just as important as physical toughness. In order to develop mental toughness, you need to [...]

March 2019

1-min Read: Success In Systems Rather Than Short-Term Goals

By |2018-12-10T13:30:59+00:00March 28th, 2019|

Success isn’t about achieving goals; it’s about forming systems. So what does it mean to focus on systems? Find real success in systems Well, one thing it means is working on building small habits, that may seem unuseful or non-relevant to the objectives that you have – but only to those who can’t see the [...]

1-min Read: The Importance Of A Positive Self-Image

By |2019-03-21T21:48:22+00:00March 21st, 2019|

Do you consider yourself a winner or a loser? Sure, you might not think yourself a winner right now, perhaps because you haven’t performed so well competitively, or because you feel your skills aren’t quite there yet. But if you really want to increase your chances of success, it’s time to put that all [...]

1-min Read: Top Performance Is Impossible Without A Trained Mind

By |2018-12-10T13:25:59+00:00March 14th, 2019|

We all know that good old Nike slogan: Just do it. You might also know that, for all its simplicity, this piece of advice is often hard to follow. Why? Negative thinking stops us from reaching top performance. It’s funny how our thoughts seem to impact us precisely the way we don’t want them to. If, [...]

1-min Read: The Power Of Purpose

By |2018-12-10T13:25:38+00:00March 7th, 2019|

It’s every kid’s dream to be a superhero with incredible strength and dazzling powers. And, as it turns out, the realization of such a dream might not only belong to science fiction. That’s because fatigue and the physical limits of your body actually only exist in your head. In other words, you’re capable of actions [...]

February 2019

1-min Read: Training Your Body And Your Mind Go Hand In Hand

By |2018-12-10T13:25:09+00:00February 28th, 2019|

Training your body and your mind go hand in hand when it comes to achieving your goals as an athlete. Positive attitudes you have toward yourself and your progress have a powerful influence on your performance. Learning to accept failure, set goals and slow down will help you to center yourself and unlock your full [...]

1-min Read: The Importance Of Rest For Peak Performance

By |2018-12-10T13:24:19+00:00February 21st, 2019|

Have you ever wondered why so many people have their best ideas while walking, showering or sleeping? It’s in large part because such restful times allow the brain to step out of the linear thought process. After all, when you’re actively working, your conscious mind reigns supreme. It functions in a linear “if-then” kind of [...]

1-min Read: Multitasking Is Inefficient – Focus On One Task At The Time

By |2018-12-10T13:40:59+00:00February 14th, 2019|

Do you love multitasking and consider it the most efficient way to get things done? Well, if you do, it’s time to change your ways. That’s because countless studies have found that both the quality and quantity of work suffers when people do multiple things at once. Just take research from the University of [...]