What Mental Toughness Has Looked Like at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games
Everyday Health discusses the importance of resilience and mental toughness in face of tough losses at the 2022 Winter Olympics and includes commentary from Julia M. Kim, PhD, clinical psychologist at HSS.
When snowboarder Shaun White finished fourth after the halfpipe event, Dr. Kim said his show of gratitude and sportsmanship (with a side of tears) is a poignant example of resilience.
“When we ‘lose’ something, it is important to balance it with what we have,” she added.
Dr. Kim explained this can help us remember that a specific loss (like at a sports event) doesn’t mean that we’ve lost everything, even though it can feel like that in the moment.
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