How do you get to discover what goes on in the mind of an Olympic Athlete?
How do they sustain top-flight results despite the enormous pressure exerted onto them?
Today’s guest host & Egypt’s very own icon, Farida Osman, joins us to talk about Mental Health. Ally Salama and Farida Osman discuss the struggles around Mental Health in Egypt and open a discussion about the main pillars that support Farida’s emotional health and wellbeing.
In this episode we explore:
- 1:00 – How Empower Mag came about to launch, and the purpose of the Empower Podcast Series
- 3:05 – Farida Osman’s take on Mental Health in Egypt
- 4:00 – How does Farida manage her daily stressors? How does she take care of her psychological wellbeing?
- 8:00 – How Farida copes when under pressure? The strategies that work for her
- 12:00 – Family and Support System
- 15:00 – Farida and her Dog; Nina!!
- 16:00 – On Living Alone
- 17:30 – Farida opens up about an extremely rough time
- 21:00 – Whats one thing you would tell anyone going through a very tough emotional toll right now?
- Farida Osman’s Instagram and Facebook
- Ally Salama’s Instagram and Facebook
- Farida Osman – Best Female Athlete from Africa 2017 | ANOC Awards
- Pride of the Pac Excellence Award: California’s Farida Osman (2016-17)
Quotes from The Empower Series with host Farida Osman:
- The extra additional pressure will not help athletes to perform better.
- I always remind myself why I started. That’s what keeps me going.
- I need to be psychologically happy to perform well.
- You need to find it within. You need to remind yourself why you are here and why you started in the first place. That always keeps me mentally stability.
- For me, my support system, without them… I literally talk to them about everything. I feel like because i have such a support system I always feel like I’m never alone… I have to make it my priority.
- It’s so important to have a strong support system. It doesn’t have to be your family.
- Social Media is all fake. They only post when things are all happy. No one posts the bad stuff.
- I remember it was just a very hard time for me. I remember crying everyday.
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