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Follow Nadal's Lead

Tennis balls on a red clay tennis court

On June 17th, 2021, tennis superstar, Rafael Nadal tweeted that he will not play Wimbledon or in the Olympics as he is "listening to his body" in order to "prolong my career and continue to do what makes me happy".

As a therapist, the supportive message this sends to those willing to hear is a departure of the typical message that tends to support working yourself into the ground.

He's telling us that work is great, but sometimes we need to slow down and take inventory about how we are physically and mentally doing and make choices that don't necessarily further our careers, but actually allow us to rejuvenate.

Here are two simple ways to Follow Nadal's Lead: