Understanding that emotions are contagious Strong emotions can be contagious and ‘infect’ those around us… If you come back from a bad training session, and your family bears the brunt of it… watch out. Change that attitude quickly. And if you run in a club environment, it’s important where possible to surround ourselves with positive, like-minded people. Because if you are a lone wolf, #mom85doingitalone and everything you do is measured by your own expectations and starts to feel not good enough…. You get into a negative thinking spiral. Negativity breeds negativity and anxiety breeds panic, both are unhelpful and can affect our behaviour and actions. The current pandemic shows this is more than just theory and you may have noticed how your mood, or opinions can influence others. This is of upmost importance that you as a runner display reassurance in your uncertain times. When you are calm, and stress is at bay, you will generally make wiser more considered decisions. This goes for a non-sporting environment as well. Clinical Psychologist say; “Feeling happy or sad heavily influences our thoughts and this can impact judgement and behaviour. Of course, for some of us, emotions are easier to regulate than others and this is okay.” “Identifying your emotional triggers and understanding the underlying cause, can help you gauge why it provokes a strong reaction in you.” “Being aware of environmental triggers like work stress or being toobusy as well as physical triggers like not getting enough sleep and poor diet is helpful or poor results.”SHOWNOTES: What does this mean for your running? Here some useful links. Your “how to do it” run streak Run 365 Days: Your 365 Day Run Streak Brain Training For Runners’: Your Mental Guide To Better Running. Improve your discipline Accountability Coach. Add swimming to your run Become a better swimmer. Follow us on INSTAGRAM. Follow us on TWITTER. Follow us on YouTube. More about your HOST. Train your BRAIN become a better runner.