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Serena Williams advises Simone Biles on how to protect her sanity as an athlete

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Serena Williams advises Simone Biles on how to protect her sanity as an athlete

Tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams shared “life tips” with Simone Biles on how to protect their mental health amid the pressures of being an athlete.

Serena williams explained to Simone Bilès how she protects her sanity during the November 17 episode of the Facebook Watch show, Red table talk. As Will smith took over hosting functions for Jada pinkett Black-smith discuss his role in king richard like Richard williams, Serena’s father and sister Venus Williams, Will invited several celebrities including the 24-year-old gymnastics champion to pay tribute to the legendary pair of sisters.

Simone made her surprise appearance and asked the Olympic gold medalist sisters for the only “life advice” they could share on how they “keep moving forward, especially when you need a break for the day. Mental Health”.

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Serena Williams shared tips on how to get a “sanity break” during the November 17 episode of Facebook Watch’s “Red Table Talk” (Shutterstock)

Serena replied, “That’s a good question, Simone, and with gymnastics this huge moment is once every four years. Our highlight is four times, every year. So for us, if we needed a break – I remember once in 2006, I took the whole year off. For me, when it comes to loving the Grand Slam, sometimes I maybe push it too far. I still continue.

Venus added, “Athletes live very unbalanced lives and for me, just to spend some time alone. It could be, I don’t know, watching something stupid. Just for an hour, half an hour, and that kind of balances me out. It’s a silly and simple thing, but it helps me prepare for the next day. I’m just thinking of asking you, “How do I want to remember this moment? How do I want to handle this moment. When I look back 10 years from now, how will I feel about this? I think life is all about failures. You fail and all is well.

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Serena and Venus Williams chatted with Will Smith about “Red Table Talk” (Image Press Agency / NurPhoto / Shutterstock)

Simone also gushed about tennis champions and explained the “huge impact” they had on her life. “The impact that Venus and Serena had not only in sport, but in life, had a huge impact on my entire career. They paved the way for black athletes, as well as black women. I can’t thank them enough and I’m really grateful to be able to admire them, ”she said.

As many will recall, Team USA suffered a heavy blow when Simone retired from the team final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She explained that mental health issues led to her decision. “Just, my pride is a bit hurt,” Simone admitted. “After the performance I did, I didn’t want to go into the other events, so I thought I would take a step back.” She confirmed that she would take a “mental health day” on July 28 and revealed that she was seeing a therapist to help her with her difficulties. “I have to focus on my mental health and not put my health and well-being at risk,” she concluded.

Reference from hollywoodlife