How Busy Are You?
Student athletes and their families are busy, busy people. Of course, that’s not news to you if you are one of the student athletes or parents who is seriously pursuing the opportunity to combine your academics and athletics at the collegiate level. But the fact remains… you must find a way in your busy schedule to develop yourself into the best student, athlete and human being you possibly can. Taking charge of your daily routines, habits and behaviours is essential if you want to draw the attention of recruiters because it is through your daily actions that you become the quality recruit that college coaches are looking for. This means sacrifice but it doesn’t mean that you can’t have “a life.”
It is important to connect to the reasons why you want to achieve your goal of playing at the college level. The reasons why are the juice, the drive and the motivation that will help you make the decisions you need to in order to become the best investment as a student athlete you can possibly be. You may need to do an overhaul of your life and look honestly at whether you really “want it” or not. Hopefully though it will just take some minor adjustments to help you find the valuable time in the day that you can spend on studying, training and practicing. I encourage you to look at your daily lives and ask yourself where you can be more efficient. Can you get ready in the morning 15 minutes earlier? Can you reduce the time you spend in the gym but still achieve the same results? Most athletes can easily reduce their gym workout time by 15 – 20 minutes. How about limiting your time with technology by 30 minutes each day? Before you know it, you have saved yourself one hour a day, 5 hours a week, 20 hours per month. The time adds up and if you use that time wisely you can really lighten your stress and improve your results. Give it a try and you will find yourself surpassing your goals!