25 Famous Women on Their Self-Care Rituals

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Taking Time for Yourself Is Essential for Your Well-being

In the face of life’s constant demands, it can be difficult to prioritize self-care. However, as these 25 women attest, taking time for yourself is essential for your emotional, mental, and physical health.

Tracee Ellis Ross

“My beauty regime is essential for my self-care. I focus on what I put in my body, getting enough sleep, and drinking plenty of water. I love to moisturize and am always spritzing and adding layers throughout the day.”

Emma Watson

“I have a bath every day of my life. It’s a sanctuary, and I always find time for it. I’ll even take phone calls in the bath.”

Viola Davis

“As women, we often prioritize taking care of others over ourselves. But when I take time for myself, to go to the doctor, get a massage, or see a chiropractor, I feel like I can face life with renewed vigor and passion.”

Constance Wu

“Self-care is a negotiation between endurance and self-care. In order to maintain high energy levels throughout a demanding schedule, it’s crucial to prioritize self-care practices.”

Anne Lamott

“Radical self-care is about putting your own oxygen mask on first. I monitor my self-talk and shake myself out of any critical thoughts. I do for myself what I would do for others: make a cup of tea, take a hot bath, or buy a fabulous pair of socks.”

Diane von Furstenberg

“Taking care of yourself is paramount. I drink plenty of water, eat a healthy diet, and exercise regularly. It’s important to find clarity and connect with yourself.”

Laverne Cox

“Self-care is challenging. I’ve been experiencing a hectic schedule, so I’m prioritizing sleep, eating right, and therapy. I’m also trying out somatic therapy techniques and planning a tropical vacation.”

Michelle Obama

“I give myself breaks when necessary. I step back, talk to friends and family, and seek support from colleagues and staff. It’s about finding coping mechanisms for stress and learning to play through difficulties.”

Emilia Clarke

“Bathtime is sacred. I get the right temperature, use bath salts, and add essential oils. I soak for at least half an hour, and I could stay in the bath for hours.”

Audre Lorde

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

Gisele Bündchen

“I schedule time for myself every day to recharge. I’ve learned to stop, breathe, and take time to process situations. Meditation has also been beneficial.”

Karlie Kloss

“I detach and take time for self-care. Exercise relaxes me and releases endorphins. I also meditate using a popular app to stay centered and focused.”

Amanda Chantal Bacon

“I practice abhyanga, a self-massage with sesame oil, and use chickpea flour to exfoliate in the shower. These practices nourish my skin and soothe my nerves.”

Issa Rae

“My go-to self-care ritual is making a hot toddy, listening to a podcast, and relaxing on a chaise.”


“We have to care for our bodies and minds. Women need to prioritize their mental health and take time for themselves without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will treat you the way you treat yourself.”

Amandla Stenberg

“I believe in the power of surrendering and having an internal knowledge that things are unfolding as they should.”

Yoko Ono

“In the morning, practice stretching, washing, and offering gratitude to the universe.”

Hillary Clinton

“I’ve experienced both triumphs and setbacks. I’ve spent time sleeping, reflecting, and taking long walks in nature. I’m grateful for the support of my family, friends, and mentors.”

Cynthia Erivo

“Meditation, yoga, working out, and eating well are essential for my wellness. I also believe in occasional self-indulgence, such as shopping.”

Kerry Washington

“In times of challenge, I find comfort in the love of my family and friends. Self-love includes prioritizing sleep and healthy eating. It’s about acknowledging the good and focusing on what truly matters.”

Shailene Woodley

“My lifestyle is holistic. I gather my own water, eat organic food, and make my own skincare products. I believe in embracing nature and taking care of myself and my family in a harmonious way.”

Audrey Gelman

“Taking care of myself, even by simply showering consistently, has a noticeable impact on my mood. That’s why I prioritize self-care.”

Erykah Badu

“My daily routine includes drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy diet, and taking salt baths. I prioritize taking care of my body and my family holistically.”

Dolly Parton

“I center myself spiritually, meditate, and take hot baths. I connect with nature and focus on the things that truly matter, like love and compassion.”

Jane Krakowski

“Wellness encompasses my entire being. It’s about finding joy, appreciating the present moment, and focusing on happiness and well-being.”

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