You have to take care of yourself.
You know that, but it’s so HARD. You’re busy. You’ve got too much going on. Everyone wants a piece of you.
What would Beyoncé do?
Even mega-celebrities need time to unwind and recharge. They have more resources than the rest of us, to be sure, but many of their self-care practices are accessible and practical.
Before we look at what celebs like Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Aniston do to look after their mental, physical and emotional health, let’s review the basics of self-care.
1. The Big Three
Sleep, diet, and exercise are the three key pillars of health.
But you’ll set yourself up for failure if you expect to maintain a perfect sleep schedule, diet, and exercise routine. Start by focusing on one area of your life you’d like to improve. You’ll often find that the gains you make motivate you to expand your healthy habits in other directions.
For example, once you get addicted to a new at-home workout series, you might feel more motivated to fuel your body properly and allow it to recover by getting more sleep. There’s never been a more important time to strengthen your immune system and keep stress at bay.
2. Get Support
You can’t do it all on your own. Know when to reach out for help.
A big part of self-care that’s often overlooked is the simple act of leaning on your loved ones without feeling like a burden. You know you’ll be there when they need you, so don’t shy away from your inner circle when you’re struggling.
3. Be Kind
You’re not Superwoman. You do the best you can, but sometimes you get overwhelmed.
A big part of self-care is believing that you deserve it. You deserve a break. You deserve time for yourself. Even if you haven’t got all your chores done, or you’re not happy with your day’s work, you still deserve a little peace and pleasure.
Realizing you need to practice self-care is easy, but doing it is the hard part.
Sometimes you need a little inspiration from those in the spotlight. Take a cue from some of our favorite self-care savvy stars and businesswomen who have publicly shared the power of nurturing their minds and bodies daily.
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