It is certainly to lose motivation at the start of the new year, no matter how well the past 12 months have panned out. However, with motivation forming the basis for everything that we plan to achieve in life, including sport, it is important to quickly rediscover your enthusiasm in order to meet your objectives. Whether it is waking up early to hit the gym before work or coming up with new strategies for your team to overcome a rival, the effort you put in is likely to determine exactly what you get out.
The following three factors are worth considering when planning your goals and objectives for the year ahead, which can should be both realistic and manageable.
Those who are able to quickly rediscover their motivation, or even better if you never lost it in the first place, are likely to achieve the best results, with commitment to every aspect of training and competitive matches being improved. Of course, there are likely to be times as to when you do not feel like heading to a cold and muddy field to train or when eating an unhealthy meal is just too good to resist, however make sure that this does not stand in the way of achieving your goals, whatever they may be.
After years of discussion, the Football Association announced midway through 2018 that there would be a winter break in the English game, starting during the 19/20 season. However, just what effect will this have upon clubs, players and broadcasters?