Embracing the uncertainty, and adapting as we go has been the theme of 2020! Unfortunately, it has become a regular experience for athletes to go through a quarantine period due to the current situation of the pandemic. All we can do is control the controllable when it comes to taking some time off. Own the following three points and we’re certain you’re going to be A-OK!
- Have a Plan
- Daily routines are critical. No rink, no problem! Besides focusing on your schoolwork, what else are doing to better yourself each day? What’s your hockey skill plan, also what’s your fitness plan?
- Stay Positive
- The time off is an opportunity, not a setback! Don’t squander the opportunity!
- Stay Social
- Even though you’ll be in isolation doesn’t mean you can fire up some zoom and face time calls and stay connected to your people!
- Think Big Picture
- No single two weeks will ever define your career. Take the time away knowing you’re doing the right thing to protect yourself and others. Knowing you’ve positively crushed your plan, rest assured you’re going to come out the other side of the quarantine in better shape than you were in when you entered it!
With the right perspective and plan, working through a quarantine can be a blessing and not a curse!