Dr. Riley Nickols is a guest on the UNIT3d podcast where sport psychologists and mental health professionals team up to hold conversations for student athletes on mental health. Unit3d is a program of Hilinski’s Hope and hosted by Dr. Josie Nicholson, licensed psychologist and sport psychologist for the Ole Miss Rebels.

Athletes are driven to succeed and wanting to improve and be the best they can be.However, there are times when the mindset of being the best can be unhelpful, particularly when that mindset is one of perfectionism.

Although we all know “nobody is perfect,” being haunted by mistakes, fears of losing, and feelings that nothing is ever good enough not only robs one of the joy but also interferes with performance.

In this episode, Dr. Riley Nickols talks about the perfectionistic mindset and ways to change.

Trying to find a counselor who understands the unique mental, physical, and emotional needs of an athlete? The sport psychologists at Mind Body Endurance can help.