My late twenties was a frustrating time in my sports broadcasting career. I wasn’t getting the opportunities I felt I deserved, and it started to affect me mentally.
One Friday night my dad and I went to a high school football game. I hadn’t shaved for a day or two, and I did not look great. Dad didn’t mention my unkempt appearance, and he even took me out to dinner after the game. (Looking back on it, I appreciate my dad’s patience during that time.)
I wish I would have known some coping mechanisms to get me through that season of frustration.
If you find yourself in a similar season because your broadcasting opportunities are on hold, here are things you can do daily to stay sane until the games to resume.
1. Set a morning alarm
2. Make your bed
It gives you a sense of accomplishment to get your day started on the right foot.
3. Invest in personal development
Whether it’s reading, podcasts, or other things, spend some time focusing on personal growth.
4. Seek inspiration daily
It’s like bathing. You have to do it every day because it wears off.
Start your day right by exercising in the morning. Take care of yourself so you can do everything else that needs to be done the rest of the day.
6. Shower and shave
If you start your day with these first six things, you’re setting yourself up for a great day. But don’t stop there!
7. Get dressed like you’re going to work
It’ll feel much better than wearing a t-shirt and sweatpants all day.
I already mentioned personal development and inspiration, but you can also read to gain new skills, grow your intellect, or improve your broadcasting.
9. Do household chores
The sense of accomplishment will help you mentally every day. And whoever you live with will appreciate your extra effort!