Serena Williams Shares Her Secret Weapon for Feeling Good

As a strong, talented female celebrity, Serena Williams is a role model for many fans worldwide. She has had a long and extremely successful career, all the while taking to the limelight and fame with grace and humility. Her charisma and talent has expanded off the tennis courts, and her strength and success has been the driving force for female empowerment. 

Answering questions that many fans are interested in hearing, the professional tennis player reveals how she relaxes between her busy schedule every day and her secret weapon for feeling good.

Who Serena Williams is

Williams is a professional athlete known for being one of the world’s best tennis players today and was once even ranked world number one in women’s singles tennis. She and her sister Venus Williams have not only dominated tennis courts all over the world, but they have empowered young women to pursue their dreams and never allow their gender to hold them back from doing great things.

Her career achievements are far from being insignificant, receiving several awards and recognition for her hard work and skill for the past two decades — including Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year, and several more.

Britannica describes her as “revolutioniz[ing] women’s tennis with her powerful style of play and who won more Grand Slam singles titles (23) than any other woman or man during the open era.”

What the tennis star does every day to feel good

Serena Williams
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Before diving into her go-to secret weapon for feeling good, Williams told CNBC Make It about some everyday activities that make her personally feel better between her many professional responsibilities. 

“Something I do every day is [to] completely turn my brain off, which sounds weird but because I work so much between tennis and running my other properties—Serena Ventures and Serena Clothing. But it’s a lot, so I just need to turn my brain off and not think about anything,” Williams said. “Sometimes it’s meditation. Sometimes it’s watching a program [on TV] that has nothing to do with anything, like something that is silly or fun.

She also adds that watching her daughter can be a great way for her to shut down and relax. “It really helps me to focus on her and focus on the moment and not think about anything else. And I purposely do that with her because I know that I just need to shut off.”

Her secret weapon for feeling good

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While there are several things the award-winning tennis star likes to do every day to keep herself productive and feeling good, there is one go-to secret that works every time.

In an interview with The Zoe Report, Williams reveals her “go-to secret weapon when you want to look and feel good,” and it’s surprisingly relatable to fans for a celebrity at her level. 

“A killer pair of shoes,” she answered.

With that being said, whenever you’re feeling down and out, remember that sometimes it’s the little things in life that can help you bounce back. Whether it’s meditating, working out, or wearing a killer pair of shoes — there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. And there’s nothing more important than finding your own secret weapon (even if it is the same) and using it to keep you feeling good when you need it the most