Gwen Jorgensen's life advice

Relax your way to success 

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Yes, getting things done is important, but we all undervalue doing the opposite. To accomplish your goals, you have to make time for downtime

Find out what Gwen Jorgensen, Snoop Dogg, Usain Bolt and more have to say about: 

  • Stress
  • Solitude
  • How to relax
  • The virtues of meditation
  • And more

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“I’ve never lost sight of the fact that to be successful, I need to invest in myself during and beyond my workouts every day”
Gwen Jorgensen, Olympic gold medal-winning triathlete
Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber, current world number one in women’s tennis

“Two years ago I was always practising, doing my stuff, and I was making things too complicated. Now I try to relax a little bit more… The feeling is different from the things you do every day with the same rhythm”

“I used to get stressed out all the time when I thought winning was important. I wanted to try to win and help my kids win. Once I figured out it wasn’t about winning or losing, it was about teaching these kids about being men, that’s when I started to relax”
Snoop Dogg, rapper
Karl Lagerfeld, fashion designer

Karl Lagerfeld, fashion designer

“For me, solitude is a victory. You can’t live 24 hours in the spotlight and still remain creative”

“I have three kids, a cat and a busy, noisy house. I get more time to relax when I’m working”
Noel Gallagher, musician
Usain Bolt, fastest human ever

Usain Bolt, fastest human ever

“I’ve learned over the years that if you start thinking about the race, it stresses you out a little bit. I just try to relax and think about video games, what I’m gonna do after the race, what I’m gonna do just to chill. Stuff like that to relax a little before the race”

“I’m really understanding the virtues of meditation now more than ever in my life – just learning to not attach, to just let thoughts go by”
Allison Janney, West Wing actress
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