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We're Stealing These Celebrity Self-Care Tips & You Should Too

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It's no secret our celebrity faves are #goals in more ways than we can count. But there's nothing like looking up to a celebrity who has mastered the art of self-care. The best part is, they've offered up their go-to ways to practice it, and we can start doing them today. While they might be on top of the world, they've proven that even superwomen need time to intentionally practice self-care, and it might not be as difficult as you think. In fact, all of us can start these habits today:

Michelle Obama Says Self-Care Is Connecting With Loved Ones To Vent & Release

Now we know our forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama has her self-care in check. Her trick is to withdraw from the hustle and take a day to refresh and restore. But this doesn't mean that she's hanging out solo. She told Women's Health:

"I reach out to friends, my mom, my girlfriends; I vent, I release, I have sounding boards…"

And it's safe to say we all need moments like this, especially when you're known as the strong friend. She added that the key is knowing when to give yourself a timeout before you get back into the game.

Serena Williams Says Self-Care Is Ignoring Negativity & Loving Herself

Serena Williams' self-care routine includes forgetting the haters and focusing on herself so she can keep her confidence and her mental sanity. She told Elle:

"I was constantly told I was too muscular, or I wasn't pretty enough to be a tennis player. I learned to ignore the negativity and look inwards to truly love myself."

She said she's the one who's in control of how she feels and responds to the negativity, so she decides to pay it all dust. I think we can all take notes.

Viola Davis Says Self-Care Is A Deep Tissue Massage & A Chiropractor

Viola Davis always plays a strong character on the small and big screens, and she has even more strength in person. How? Self-care of course. She told Refinery 29:

"If I don't take care of myself and I'm taking care of my daughter or husband or whatever – I'm running on fumes. I have nothing left to give."

She said she regroups by getting a deep-tissue massage (yes God!), visiting the doctor, spa, and chiropractor on the regular. She revealed she feels like she can face anything when she embraces these practices and takes care of herself from the inside-out.

Issa Rae Says Self-Care Is A Hot Toddy & A Podcast

The YouTube star turned acting sensation has our self-care goals on fleek. Issa Rae said while talking to Bon Appetit:

"I typically make a hot toddy (using orange tea and Fireball Whiskey), lie out on my chaise, and listen to a podcast…"

While she's busy making the rest of us laugh, she said she likes to focus on shows that fit what she needs at the time, whether it's getting in some humor or staying knowledgeable about current events. Either way, knowing that Issa practices self-care makes us love her all the more.

Laverne Cox Says Self-Care Is Investing In A Therapist

Laverne Cox has no shame in keeping a therapist on speed dial to avoid missing a beat in self-care. Laverne said during an interview with NBC:

"I have an amazing new therapist."

She said it has helped her, especially considering the idea that most of us have experienced intense trauma before we even realize what happened. It's so understandable to need a therapist to step in, or even just help us with our day-to-day so we can process every aspect of our lives.

Tracee Ellis Ross Says Self-Care Is Getting Sleep & Drinking Lots Of Water

From Joan Clayton to Rainbow Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross has been us for years. And now we have another reason to admire her as she made it clear she values taking care of herself. She told Elle:

"My beauty regime is about what I put in my body, so it's about getting my sleep and drinking lots of water. I love water out of glass, not out of plastic. I'm big on hydrating."

We're here for Tracee drinking her water and minding the business that pays her.

Angela Rye Says Self-Care Is Talking To Her Parents

It's no secret political activist and CNN Analyst Angela Rye has taken on the charge to fight for all things Black, no matter who she has to go head-to-head with. And even this queen takes time to look after herself as often as she needs to. Her habit is a little different than we might expect, which actually makes it pretty amazing. She told ESSENCE she talks to her parents every day, and even sometimes multiple times a day:

"I love talking to them because it keeps me grounded and it keeps me centered on my mission and on what really matters."

Erykah Badu Says Self-Care Is Drinking Water & Green Juice

The neo-soul goddess made it clear she practices self-care on the daily. Erykah Badu told Origin Magazine:

"I get up. Drink a lot of water. Have a wheatgrass shot. Drink some green juice. Eat as healthy as I can."

She added that she also takes a salt bath regularly. While we knew her self-care routine would include all things holistic, she made a great point and said she values self-care because her parents couldn't afford to.

"I'm blessed to do anything I want so I decided to take the best care of my body and my family in the same way. Holistically. Vitally."

And we definitely love it all.

Oprah Winfrey Says Self-Care Is Spiritual Renewal Sundays

Oprah Winfrey's self-care habit is surprisingly one that we can all indulge in. She wrote in her magazine O:

"I give myself Sundays as a spiritual base of renewal – a day when I do absolutely nothing. I sit in my jammies or take a walk, and I allow myself time to BE – capital B-E – with myself."

If Oprah can find time to have a lazy day in her pajamas, so can we. In fact, I'm convinced her taking this personal "me time" is what's helped her get so far and become the mogul she is today.

Featured image by Tracee Ellis Ross/Instagram

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