Quantcast

Beyonce Took A Year-Long Hiatus To Focus On Her Mental Health

Beyonce needs you to know that mental stability can get you in doors that hustling can't.

Beyonce

It's true that we all have as many hours in the day as Beyonce, but Beyonce needs you to know that Beyonce wasn't built in an hour… or a day… or a week for that matter. The culture says we should work harder than we sleep to really be bosses but Beyonce knows that mental stability can get you in doors that hustling can't. In a recent and rare interview with ELLE, Beyonce removed the veil and told us how she really feels about finding a work-life balance, and according to her, the struggle is just as real as it is for most of us:

"I think the most stressful thing for me is balancing work and life. Making sure I am present for my kids—dropping Blue off at school, taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, making time for date nights with my husband, and being home in time to have dinner with my family—all while running a company can be challenging. Juggling all of those roles can be stressful, but I think that's life for any working mom."

According to Beyonce, fame doesn't make you immune to Superwoman Syndrome, a malady of the mind that many of us as black women are very familiar with. Although the 38-year-old mother-of-three used to let the grind, grind her to death, she refuses to fall victim to the notion that she must be everything at all times.

"Many of us grew up seeing our parents act as if they were superheroes. Most women have been conditioned to ignore symptoms and just 'tough it out' and focus on taking care of everyone else before themselves. I am no longer one of those people."

Bey explained that she made her newfound perspective a reality after enduring a difficult pregnancy with her twins and deciding to take a year-long hiatus from the industry to focus on getting her mind all the way right. She explained:

"After having a difficult pregnancy, I took a year to focus on my health. I have researched information on homeopathic medicines. I don't just put any prescription in my body. My diet is important, and I use tools like acupuncture, meditation, visualization, and breathing exercises."

According to Bey, she is 100% focused on living her best life, which means embracing her fluctuating weight and giving no f*cks about the pregnancy rumors. Along with acupuncture, meditation, and deep breathing, Beyonce says that saying no has been the ultimate act of self-care:

"The more I mature, the more I understand my value. I realized I had to take control of my work and my legacy because I wanted to be able to speak directly to my fans in an honest way. I wanted my words and my art to come directly from me. There were things in my career that I did because I didn't understand that I could say no. We all have more power than we realize."

To check out the full interview, click here!

Featured image via Beyonce/Instagram

While we’re still processing the sad news of Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa’s breakup, another beloved celebrity couple has called it quits. Yes, the chocolate goddess herself, Ryan Destiny, and her handsome now-former boyfriend, Keith Powers are no longer together. The surprising news recently hit the internet and fans are having a hard time coping.

Keep reading... Show less
The daily empowerment fix you need.
Make things inbox official.

FKA twigs is back! The British singer released a new project titled Caprisongs following her 2019 album Magdalene and she took to Twitter to open up about the album’s inspiration while also explaining how it reignited her passion for music. In a series of tweets, the “Two Weeks” singer wrote about how she spent her time during the pandemic.

Keep reading... Show less

I’ve never been a foundation girl. Truthfully, I typically stay away from it because it can break out my skin, and it’s tough to find a shade that fits. I have yellow undertones with a sprinkle of hyperpigmentation from previous acne struggles. Foundations with yellow undertones don’t seem to have it all the way together yet. In my experience, the foundations always give banana-hued vibes. I usually purchase two foundations and mix to find my perfect shade, which isn’t always ideal for my wallet.

Keep reading... Show less

Have you been dreaming about your 2022 travel goals? If so, consider adding Mexico City to your list of ‘must-visit’ places. Mexico City is the perfect place for solo travelers. As a digital nomad, Mexico City has been one of my favorite places to work remotely from, build community, and explore all the unique neighborhoods.

Keep reading... Show less

So, it was about this time last year when I penned “12 Monthly Self-Love Themes That Will Make This Your Best Year Yet” for the site. And in the spirit of cultivating even more love, I thought it would be cool to create 12 themes, specifically for married couples — things that can help them to not just “stay married” but thrive and flourish within their union as well.

Keep reading... Show less
Exclusive Interviews

Boris Kodjoe And Nicole Ari Parker Know “When To Bring Work Home” For Their New Film 'Safe Room'

The husband-and-wife dream team have found their sweet spot.

Latest Posts