R U OK?Day

Written by Emma Nedov

I strongly believe that without the support I have had throughout my career I wouldn’t have achieved what I have and I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Both in and out of the gym I’ve definitely had ups and downs, it’s only normal and to be expected, but I’ve been incredibly lucky to be surrounded by family, friends, coaches, medical staff etc. who have been there for me every step of the way.

I believe that when the tough times come it’s so important not to isolate yourself. It’s important to remember you’re not alone and that there’s people who love you and will support you if you let them in. 

It is okay not to be okay sometimes but it will get better and it will be easier to get through the tough times if you have people around you bringing you up. 

My motto is everything happens for a reason and for me, knowing I will get through the tough times and knowing that one day I’ll understand, makes it a little easier and allows me to see the bigger picture. 

So I guess for me, surrounding yourself with people who love and support you and bring you up will help you get through those times when you don’t feel okay.