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Navigating Anxiety During the Holidays

Some traditional holiday memories might include movie watching, hot cocoa sipping, gazing at lights on houses, eating delicious foods and desserts, gift giving, and spending time with family. While many can relate to each other over cherished traditions and memories with families over the holidays, for some others, the holidays may ignite a sense of anxiety, unbearable worry, and dread. This affects not only your emotional health, but may also impact your physical, social, and spiritual health as well. Anxiety is often followed by depression, and this vicious cycle can seem like it's never ending. 

Training and Competing Through Pain and Injuries: Act of Courage or Skewed Perceptions?

Historically, it appears that when an athlete experiences an injury, regardless of their level of performance, the attention is automatically focused on the physical and visible aspect of the injury. It appears that little attention is paid to the psychological experience encompassing student-athletes internal thoughts and feelings. Tracey (2003) pointed out that when recovering from an injury, both men and women collegiate student-athletes experience various emotions, such as anxiety, fear, confusion, and even anger.