[Thrive into the Weekend: A blog series designed to empower athletes to thrive in life and sport by encouraging intentional action]
By Kate Bennett, PsyD
Earlier this week, I wrote about cultivating and sustaining hope. With this idea in mind, take a moment to reconnect with your dreams. Plant your feet flat on the ground, lean back into your chair, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. As you breathe in, imagine what you hope for in the future…whether that be this weekend, this month, or this year. Breathe out and exhale the stress of your week, leave work behind as you head into the weekend. Inhale again, imagining the things you hope for. Exhale, allowing stress to leave your body. Repeat as many times as you would like.
Now that you are grounded in the present and connected to hope, take a moment to set goals to work towards your dreams. Believe in yourself and expect disappoint along the way. Holding hope is a journey filled with surprise, setbacks, and satisfaction. Thrive into the Weekend with hope in your heart and goals in mind.