Author: qwash Posted On: December 17th, 2012 In:Career

Every athlete needs a timeout. Fortunately for most of us, we are able to take two days off to recover. It is important that when you take a timeout you consider these three tips in order to help you recover for your next performance.

Review your previous performance

Before you get out and start having fun, take the time to review your performance this past week and answer the following question.

“Did my performance yield the desired results I’m looking for?”

The answer to this question is very important because you don’t want to create a cycle of living week to week without a definite purpose. If you’re unfamiliar with the term definite purpose I would suggest you conduct a google search of “Napoleon Hill” and pick up one of his books.

After you’ve answered the question you may find yourself in a down state of mind. It is ok to feel down if your previous performance didn’t receive a desired result because every athlete has a bad performance.

Engage in your favorite activity

The next tip is to take a timeout by engaging in your favorite activity. This could be any activity as long as it is something you truly enjoy and can get your mind off of your previous week’s performance. Check out this pic from Dwayne Wade’s Instagram and you will notice that time with his kids is a way of keeping him balanced.

Plan your next performance

After you’re finished with your favorite activity it’s time to get back to work. If you haven’t accomplished your goals from your previous performance then here is your chance to construct a plan. Once again, it is important to have a plan before you move forward so you don’t go around in circles leading nowhere.


Remember that every performance you have won’t end in success so take a timeout, have a little fun, and come back with the plan to achieve your goals.