• Meditation, Journaling, Salt Baths: Yep, We're Copying Olivia Smoliga's Mental Health Routine

    22 hours ago - By Pop Sugar

    Olivia Smoliga walked out on deck at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, looked up at the crowd, and felt the nerves hit. It was strange - she'd swam in front of huge crowds before, including at the Rio 2016 Olympics, where she won a gold in the 4x100 medley relay. But for some reason, it hit differently that day in Gwangju, South Korea. "Just this unnecessary pressure," she remembered.
    A few days later, Smoliga earned her first ever long-course world championship medal, a bronze in the 100 meter backstroke. Despite her triumph, anxious thoughts rushed through her head during and after...
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