5 self-care secrets from Tracee Ellis Ross, Beyonce, Kerry Washington and more

Even superstars can have a hard time making time for themselves.

With so many people busting their behinds to balance responsibilities like career, family, friendships, and community it’s no wonder that women have a hard time making self-care a priority.

Even celebrities like Beyonce and Kerry Washington have to make a conscious effort to take a time out for themselves despite their hectic schedules.

Self-Care getaways and retreats to help you relax, relate, release

We’ve compiled a list of tips from five fabulous females who have figured out their own definition of self-care and can help you implement some “me time” into your daily routine.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis

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“You know what? Especially with women, we are usually the caretakers of everyone except for ourselves. If I don’t take care of myself and I’m taking care of my daughter or my husband or whatever—I’m running on fumes,” the HTGAWM star told Refinery29 in 2017. “I have nothing left to give. Nothing. But when I take the time to take care of myself, to go to the doctor, go to a spa, get a deep-tissue massage, get adjusted by chiropractor … I feel like I can face life with a renewed vigor and renewed passion.”

Beyonce

Beyonce

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“We have to care about our bodies and what we put in them. Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health—take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself,” Queen Bey told Elle in 2016.

Issa Rae

Issa Rae

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“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,” the Insecure star told Bon Appetit.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

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“Exercise helps make my body strong enough to do what I set my heart and mind to. I carry myself differently when I feel strong. I’ve always worked out and been active, and it’s one of the ways I care for myself: along with meditation, baths, eating beautiful things that make me happy, being silent, and being with friends and family. Self-care is one of the active ways that I love myself. When you can and as you can, in ways that feel loving, make time and space for yourself,” she shared on Instagram.

 

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

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“Sometimes, when we’re feeling challenged in life, we feel a pull to isolate, and for me part of the joy of being a wife, a mother, and in a cast of friends is allowing myself to be in spaces of love. So being open to that love. Then, for me, self-love is like, ‘Am I sleeping enough? Eating well?’ Not: A’m I eating well to be able to fit into my skinny jeans?’ But: ‘Am I eating well to be healthy and strong?’ And to acknowledge the good, because there is always a lot of good,” she told Glamour.

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