Laurie Hernandez Gives Her Best Advice For Balancing Sports & Schoolwork

Laurie Hernandez Gives Her Best Advice For Balancing Sports & Schoolwork

Laurie Hernandez has been balancing gymnastics with schoolwork her entire life, and in a new interview she gets candid about how she manages to succeed in both of these realms.

“My number one advice would be get off your phone,” the 17-year-old gymnast told Teen Vogue.

“And that goes for myself, as well. Phones — they’re really progressing these days, it’s like ‘oh, I’m just gonna go on Instagram for five minutes,’ and then two hours pass by and you realize you’re still scrolling through social media.”

“That can take a lot of time up and you could be studying during that time,” Laurie continued, “so my advice would be to put the phone down and make sure you have your priorities set.”

The Olympic medalist appearing on TV shows (and, you know, winning Dancing With the Stars) ever since her Olympic run — so if anyone knows how to multitask it’s her.

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