10 Signs of an Emotionally Healthy Athlete

October 11, 2017

10.   Gets more sleep than the average 6.5 hours that an athlete gets

9.     Has a trusted confidant that they can talk to about their stressors

8.     Encourages other teammates, especially those that are not playing well

7.     Leads the sidelines in being loud, yet positive during a game

6.     Seeks out coaches to ask what he/she can work on to be even better

5.     Arrives first to practice and is the last one off the field

4.     Utilizes their days off in an efficient and effective manner for recovery

3.     Laughs often and uses humor in a positive manner

2.     Handles disappointment by displaying relentless optimism

1.     Knows when it's okay to not be okay and seeks mental health help