Aly Raisman on Mental Health and What Makes Her Confident


Aly Raisman
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Candid conversations! Aly Raisman is “nonetheless evolving.”

The 2-time Olympian, 28, opened as much as Us Weekly about how she maintains her psychological well being, her confidence journey and her “comfortable” model evolution.

“I’ve discovered that psychological well being isn’t a one-size-fits-all journey,” stated the star athlete, who’s a long-term model ambassador for Aerie, the approach to life retailer that not too long ago introduced a partnership with the psychological well being start-up, Wondermind.

Collectively, the model and group purpose to create a optimistic narrative round physique picture and vanity. Raisman, together with Aerie, celebrated the collaboration on October 11 in New York. Moreover, Aerie launched the Aerie Actual Basis, which is “designed to construct confidence in girls, foster an inclusive neighborhood and defend our planet to make the world a greater place, is investing in making the world extra optimistic by offering grants for regional applications and providing instructional alternatives to convey native communities collectively,” Raisman defined.

Talking about her personal expertise, the Massachusetts native shared: “Issues that assist me really feel higher are remedy, studying, yoga, Pilates, taking a shower, enjoyable within the sauna, cooking and gardening … [mental health is about] the significance of giving your self a break and understanding what you may want on a selected day.”

She continued: “Some days I want quiet time, different days I would have to do one thing enjoyable and take a break from remedy. I discover gardening to be very enjoyable and writing in my journal is particularly useful once I’m reflecting on issues. I simply attempt to take it daily and do what I really feel I want at a selected second.”

Raisman applies the identical logic with regards to her vanity. “My journey with confidence remains to be evolving and is a continuing work in progress,” she advised Us. “Like everyone, I’ve ups and downs and good days and unhealthy days.”

The gymnast stated she feels most assured “once I unplug from expertise, and I’m spending time with folks I like and care about.”

A relaxed wardrobe can also be confidence booster, in response to Raisman. “Today, I discover myself going for consolation. I like Aerie’s garments as a result of they’re so comfy, which helps me to really feel assured.”

She added: “I usually put on black Aerie leggings and a comfy sweater or sweatshirt. My on a regular basis model is normally quite simple.”