Brittany Hudak - The art of disconnecting
I have a pretty crazy travel schedule. I’m either training, traveling or competing. So you might understand how difficult it can be to relax and get away from my life as a competitive athlete.
The way I disconnect revolves around my family and friends. The more time I spend with them, the more I notice it improves my performance. If I had a crazy day, I’ll always call my parents; they always know how to help keep my mind on the right track. Outside of that, I’m either reading, watching Netflix with some of my team members (currently working my way through another season of “Grey's Anatomy”) or exploring the great outdoors. I’m lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country; an amazing hiking trail is always a stone's throw away.
There are three pieces of advice I’d like to share with you that were provided to me at the beginning of my career. These have always helped to keep me focused in my down time even if I had the absolute worst day out on the mountain.
- Believe in yourself
- Trust the process
- Live and breathe positivity
Always remember the attitude and outlook you have will always have a huge impact on who you are and how you perform. It could make the difference between feeling upset or nervous or learning to thrive. Do your best to have an open mind and trust that it's possible to even surprise yourself when you attempt to push outside of your limits. Do your best to get through the down days, because that's normally when you're close to a breakthrough. Learn from your struggles in the process of achieving your goals, and when you do succeed it will be so much more worthwhile.
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