13 Celebrity Tricks To Get You Through A Rough Day
From yoga to knitting, ice cream to short naps, kick back and relax like the rich and famous.
Even Hollywood has its bad days, whether it’s related to work, a trailing paparazzi van or a troubled relationship.
But instead of pouting and complaining about their bumpy times, some stars turn to exercise, while others write about their feelings and issues until they feel better.
“To me, it’s just writing songs the way I always have. It’s me sitting on my bed feeling pain I didn’t understand, writing a song, and understanding it better,” Taylor Swift told ELLE earlier this year. “It’s just something I do to feel better.”
Following a grueling awards season, Affleck told Us Weekly that he’s been able to “sit back and kind of just take it in and not do anything, just eat ice cream on the couch.”
Need more tips? Celebuzz has collected 13 remedies to get you through any rough day, according to the stars:
Meditate. Demi Lovato swears by it. In August 2012, the 20-year-old told Self magazine, “You can choose to work toward happiness or not. I used to expect it to come to me, but it takes more than seeing a therapist once a week. I make time for myself to meditate.” (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).
Put that cellphone away. In that same chat with Self, Lovato admitted that she hadn’t used her phone in three months. “Subconsciously, it was a crutch. When a room gets quiet, what do you do? Grab your phone! Now I can sit and have conversations with people."
Or yoga. This method of calming is foolproof, so it’s no wonder that Hollywood’s yoga club has been growing in recent years. “It’s my one hour of the day where I can just quiet my mind,” Victoria’s Secret beauty Erin Heatherton told FitSugar last May. “My life is really crazy and to have that routine every day where I do an hour of something sane is really nice.” (Photo courtesy of Instagram).
Eat some ice cream. Ben Affleck has been indulging in plenty of family time and ice cream scoops since the last day of awards season in February. "It’s been a really nice time to hang out with my wife and that sort of thing, so we’re just enjoying it,” he told Us Weekly in March. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).
Write, write, write. Taylor Swift doesn’t lash out when she’s angry. She writes music. In February, the 23-year-old singer told ELLE, “If people want to dissect the lyrics, that’s their right, but it’s all coming from the exact same place as where I started. It’s just something I do to feel better.” (Photo courtesy of Instagram).
Talk to a friend or two. Selena Gomez recently told Harper’s Bazaar how much she values her friendships, old and new. “It’s great to just pick up a phone and call Taylor [Swift] and say, ‘I have people following me, and I’m having a bad day,’ but if I were to say that to someone else, it’s like, ‘Oh, boo hoo.’ But it’s nice to have people back home that grew up with me too.” (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).
Or hang out with your family. Two years before his “worst birthday,” Justin Bieber had a pretty good 17th, mainly thanks to who he spent his birthday with. “I only have , like, four days, so I’m just going to relax, because I start my world tour,” the Biebs told ET at the time. “Hopefully my grandparents will be out here and I’ll be able to spend time, a little bit, with them. My grandma makes the best cheesecake -- cherry cheesecake. She made that for my 13th birthday.” (Photo courtesy of Instagram).
Knit. If you have the patience to learn the art of knitting, the activity is one Ryan Gosling would include in his perfect day. “I did a scene in Lars and the Real Girl where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all-day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life,” he recently told Australia GQ. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).
Take a quick nap, if you can. Cheryl Burke told Celebuzz last summer that the key to staying energized and focused is taking small naps. “A quick 15-20 minute rest really re-ups my energy levels... the key to being fit and healthy is maintaining realistic goals.” (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).
Eat good food. Courteney Cox recently told New You magazine that a chef comes to her place on the weekends to cook up a storm. “I kind of have a routine that I love. In the morning, I hang out with [my daughter] Coco, and this chef comes and makes the most amazing food. After that, I get a massage and my nails done.” (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).
Try some relaxation oil. Last year, Miley Cyrus shared with her Twitter followers a snapshot of a tiny bottle of oil she used. “Needed a little bit of extra L-O-V-E today :)” she wrote. For the curious, the “Can’t Be Tamed” singer swears by H. Gillerman Organics True Relaxation Stress Remedy, a concoction of lavender, red mandarin, tangerine and blood orange, among other ingredients.
Hit the beach (or somewhere that resembles sand and sun). When they’re not frolicking in the water and sand for work (we’re looking at you, Victoria’s Secret Angels), Hollywood relaxes in their best beach attire, doing absolutely nothing. Take Heidi Klum’s simple tweet last August that accompanied a snapshot of her sunbathing over the beach: “Finally.......relaxation!!” (Photo courtesy of Twitter).
Did we miss any remedies you swear by? Share how you get through a rough day below.