Want to know what it took for the Olympian and World-Champion to prioritize her mental health above all else? Maybe you're curious about what's next for the gymnast. Simone is answering all your burning questions—to be featured in a video exclusively on AthletaWell that will be live later this month. So reply here what you want to know! Don't forget to check back on AthletaWell for Simone's answers.
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Hi Simone! First of all- thank you thank you thank you thank you for being so courageous. Prioritizing your mental health and wellness helps remind all of us to check-in with ourselves too. Thank you for opening up internal and external dialogues!
Was the decision to pull out overwhelming and/or the first time you’d done something like this? Or have you been practicing mindfulness and it was easy to decide in the moment?
In order to perform at your level of excellence, I can only assume you would have to have a pretty intensely focused and driven mindset while training or competing. How do you transition out of such determination and laser focus to unwind/relax when you get "off work" if there is such a thing for you?
Hi Simone- I struggle with FOMO. Historically I’ve pushed myself forward through mentally and emotionally challenging periods out of fear of missing out on opportunities if I were to pull out. Was there ever a time when creating a boundary to protect your energy backfired? Or does putting your well-being first always pay off? What can you suggest to someone like me who is afraid to miss out on things by saying no? I appreciate it 🙏
Thank you for standing up for what is right on a world stage. You continue to be an example of elite athleticism and a role model for life. What would you say to a young athlete who is in an environment of negativity / not being good enough? A coach who is degrading or a teammate who is putting her down? What would be an appropriate response or action to take? Thanks as always!