How Chloe Kim Overcame Pressure to Be Perfect

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Chloe KimKnow that it’s best to let go of anything you don’t like.

The snowboarder got candid about letting go of the mounting pressure that came with her newfound fame after she won gold at just 17 years old in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. I felt constantly under pressure to do the right thing, which drained my energy. She shared her anger with SHAPE. “I was genuinely mad for a time because I was concerned about the opinions of others about me,” she said.

It became toxic. She said that this was when she realized how toxic it had become. It was very liberating for me to feel like I had more control of my own life. “I’m now in a better place” 

Was therapy what helped her to get there? Therapy.