I always have been a massive advocate for those who hustle hard in order to make their dreams a reality, but at what cost? Hard work, perseverance and dedication are all key components in creating your dream life, but there is also a crucial piece to that puzzle that many of us are guilty in not prioritising.
This week on The Shake Up Podcast we have taken a step back from the usual hustle of every day life to focus on what matters. A very special guest joins us to share his personal journey and hardships for the very first time and that special guest is Domonic Bedggood.
Domonic is an Australian diver who has honourably represented Australia in the 2015 Rio Olympics, CommonWealth Games and was preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Dom gives us a glimpse into the pressures and hardships that come along with being a professional Olympic athlete, not only with the physical training but how mentally wearing it truly can be. Dom has worked exponentially hard for nearly his entire life to achieve the successes and experiences he will carry with him for the rest of his life. But something far more important than all of that combined was the brave decision he had to make in withdrawing from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on behalf of his mental health.
This week marks international 'R U OK? DAY' and with the globe being in the state that it is currently, there has never been a better time to acknowledge the importance of mental health and checking in on those around you. We hope Domonics courage to speak about his struggles ignites a certain confidence in those to seek the help they need and to be there for those struggling around them.
If you believe yourself or someone around you is struggling with mental health, please know you are not alone and remember how important it is to reach out, create a safe space for a conversation and access the help needed.
Ask, Listen, encourage and always check in, It could save someone’s life. If yourself or a mate is struggling with mental health, please do not hesitate to reach out and get the help needed. Contact the team at lifeline on 13 11 14 for 24/7 support or visit https://www.ruok.org.au/ to learn how you can show up for your mates. Remember, a conversation could save a life.
If you are concerned for your safety or the safety of others, please seek immediate assistance and call 000.
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