9 Famous Women on How They Practice Self-Care

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Self-care is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, yet so many of us can’t seem to find the time to do it.

So to give you a little motivation, I’ve rounded up the best advice on how to take self-care from badass women. Check it out below.

Madeleine Petsch

“No matter what my schedule is like during the day, whether I have a long day of shooting or errands to run, I always make sure I find time for my everyday favorite things. I squeeze an hour workout in every day, whether that means I have to wake up an hour earlier or stay up late and I make sure I have some sort of green vegetable with every meal. This way I’m always feeling alive, jubilant and ready for whatever the day throws at me. I always allow myself my me time.”

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“Take at least twenty minutes every day to be still and quiet. Think. Reflect. Decide how to be smarter and tougher, how to be more committed and considerate of others and more sensitive and aware of your surroundings. Choose something you learned that will make you a better person.”

Michelle Obama

“Sometimes I give myself a break. So I will retreat a moment from the fray, just to breathe. Because what I’ve learned is that my immediate reaction cannot be the deciding reaction. So sometimes I just sort of step back a second, and while I’m stepping back, I talk. I reach out to my friends, my mom, my girlfriends; I vent, I release, I have sounding boards, I get pep talks from colleagues and staff, and then I go back in.”

Emilia Clarke

“Bathtime is a ritual! You’ve got to get the right temperature, you must have good bath salts or Epsom salts and dissolve them properly, and you need bath oils to get some scents going. I don’t do bubble bath — it makes me feel too much like a kid. I have to soak for at least half an hour. If I had time I could be in that bath for three hours, although me having three hours to take a bath is like finding a leprechaun at the end of the rainbow.”

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Camila Mendes

“As of late, I’m really getting into meditation. Waking up and setting out 10 minutes to just be by yourself with your thoughts. And something similar to meditation that I think is a little different is saying no, I think. Knowing when you just need to go home and be alone. Now, more than ever, I value my alone time because in an industry like this that’s very chaotic, a lot of people need things from you.”

Lili Reinhart

“I journal a lot for nobody but myself. Just to get my thoughts out and to clear my mind. That’s very therapeutic to me. I like to escape to the beach and kind of ground myself whenever I can. I think there’s something about going on a hike and looking at a city view or looking at the ocean that brings you back to earth and kind of reminds you that your problems are quite small in retrospect.”

Issa Rae

“I typically make a hot toddy (using orange tea and Fireball Whiskey), lie out on my chaise, and listen to a podcast like The Read or Left, Right & Center, depending on whether I want to laugh or pay attention to what’s going on in politics.”

Emma Watson

“I have a bath every single day of my life. And if I can have two or three — amazing. Nothing terrible is going to happen in the bath, so I always find time for that. I’ll take phone conversations in the bath, anything.”

Ashleigh Murray

“I sing, actually, to myself. I love going to karaoke with friends if I’m having a really tough time. I also really love to cook. Cooking puts me at ease, it gives me control over what’s happening, and I know that the finished product is gonna be good so I’m gonna be satisfied. That’s kind of how I keep myself grounded.”


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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the founder and editor of Femestella and The Feminist Health Source. She started Femestella in 2016 and soon realized the need for reliable and judgmental-free health articles. In 2022, she launched The Feminist Health Source as a sister site that hopes to help people of all genders, sexualities, body types, abilities, and more get the health information they need. When she's not busy working on Femestella and The Feminist Health Source, you can usually find her binge-watching the latest Netflix series and snuggling with her Tuxedo cat.