People to Sports

The team at Lifeology understand that to play the game you have to be game ready and match fit. Being game ready is not only to be in peak physical condition but also requires you to be mentally fit and nutrition ready. Being mentally fit requires mental skills that help athletes control their minds
efficiently as they execute sport goals. This requires developing skills such as stress resilience, self-esteem, concentration and good sportsmanship. Lifeology partners with you to make adjustments to your game’s action plan, your feelings and thoughts, over-come challenges and intimidations to improve your game to help you to be ‘match fit’.

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from mediocrity to high achievement

  • Who am I ? Where am I going? What do I want to achieve?
  • What mental and physical skills do I need to make training adjustments to?
  • What adjustments to my actions, thoughts and feelings do I need to make?


in being match fit and game ready

  • Know your competition & not become distracted
  • Understand your behaviour, motivation, preparation & game plan
  • Understand stress & anxiety, and use it to your advantage
  • Be confident and celebrate success


in reaping results and rewards

  • Have a clear physical & mental training plan
  • Set achievable & realistic goals
  • Staying focused, disciplined and on track
  • Celebrate success

Our interventions include mental strategies that can be developed and may contribute to success in the sporting arena. We begin by assessing your journey and how you got to where you are, what’s important to you to be match fit and your mental routine before each session. We move on to assess the proficiency of each of the mental skills and create a training plan for those requiring improvement and intervention.

Our aim is to ensure you continually move forward, to have an attitude that follows and to play with confidence.

Our Methodology

The 10 Mental Training Skills Lifeology can assist and work with you to ensure you enhance your performance for success.

1. Attitude
  • Understand that a positive attitude is a choice
  • Positive attitude helps to maintain perspective and balance between sport and other important aspect of your life
  • A Positive attitude leads to positive visualisation, building confidence and new motivation
2. Self motivation & self confidence
  • Motivation brings reward and benefits that you will experience through participating in your competitive sport
  • Motivation results in a desire to push through in difficult times even when reward and benefits are not immediately visible
  • Self confidence is about accomplishments and expectations of success
3. Positive visualization 
  • Imagine yourself performing well in competition
  • Create mental visualisation that are specific, real and detailed
  • Use mental visualisation to prepare for action, rehearse and recover from less favourable results
4. Positive self talk
  • Positive self talk is a great coping mechanism for boosting self confidence  
  • Positive self talk is effective to regulate thoughts, feelings and behaviours before match or competition time
  • Use positive self statements constantly, and connect them to positive action
5. Remain centered in the present
  • Remain in the present moment – right here, right now
  • Don't worry about the future
  • Don't relive past mistakes
6. Stress and Anxiety Management 
  • Accept anxiety as a part of competition, and accept that a healthy degree of anxiety can assist to help you enhance performance
  • To reduce anxiety change the environment to make the situation more certain and take the focus off the outcome
  • Learn how to reduce anxiety when it becomes too intense but stay on top of your game.
7. Emotional scanning
  • Be in tune with yourself
  • Regulate your emotions, know how you feel and how your body responds
  • Learn when to use positive self talk and understand how to eliminate distractions  
8. Goal setting & development planning
  • Set positive mental and physical goals that are short term, intermediate and long term goals
  • Be flexible to adjust goals as needed – focus on performance goals not just outcome goals
  • Write them down  - seeing them makes them real
9. Focused attention & concentration
  • Focused attention is choosing the appropriate stimuli to focus on, concentration is the ability to resist distractions and to sustain attention over a set time period
  • Competitors need to be able to shift attention quickly and accurately, internally and externally
  • Learn to regain focus when concentration is lost
10. Ready, set, go - separation from the end result 
  • You have done all the hard work this is now the time to trust yourself
  • Focus on your pace, breath, concentration and focus
  • The time, pace, score and result are a function of the work you have done and will take care of itself

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

  • Enjoy and appreciate your fitness, strength and mental capability
  • Exercise, relax and know that you are match fit and game ready
  • Your goals are real, perform with confidence and play to your capability
  • Your nutritional energy is just as important as your mental energy so focus on your diet and what you have in the fridge.  Own a shelf that is yours and take responsibility and accountability for what goes on the shelf
  • Remember your body is your temple
Injury management
  • Athletes suffer injuries and setbacks
  • Listen to professional advice, rest and take the opportunity to reflect
  • Keep attending training sessions but help the coach coach others – participation keeps focus
  • Use mental self-talk to keep spirits up and use positive visualisation to see yourself coming back stronger, fitter, faster and more powerful