Drew Barrymore never misses, particularly when it comes to giving advice. From navigating tough conversations with close friends to dating advice, we’ve savoured the actor’s pearls of wisdom for years. And now that she’s shared her refreshing approach to wellness, we can channel Barrymore’s positive attitude through to 2022, too.
The Flower Beauty founder recently took to Instagram to reveal that she is embarking on her own week-long self-care challenge, after feeling run down towards the end of the year. Alongside a picture of scales, Barrymore had written herself a sticky note that read, “Say something kind to yourself” alongside a love heart.
“The point of wellness to me is the mental! I am exhausted from work,” Barrymore captioned the snap. “I don’t care what the number [on the scale] says! But, I feel bloated from eating like crap. Sleeping too little. Working so much. I have a week off and I plan to scrape those barnacles! I need a redo reboot.”
Barrymore wrote that she would be focusing on her personal wellbeing for the rest of the week, before life could start to get too busy again. “I wanted to start to show my beginning of the week, to show myself what I was capable of, if I had a week to actually practice that term “self care” and I think it’s a load, because most of the time, we don’t actually have time to do it!” she explained. “Well, I actually have the time right now! So I am interested in #whataweekcando.”
The host’s approach to finding pockets of time to prioritise her health and happiness is an inspiring idea going into the new year, when daily pressures can often result in taking time for ourselves feeling like a chore. By relegating it to a week, Barrymore’s challenge helps to ease a lot of the guilt or obligation that comes from not being able to nourish ourselves.
“Now I know once I go back to kids work life balance, I will most likely not be able to live this healthy. But, it’s great to go hard this week on seeing what I can scrape off myself,” Barrymore continued in her post. “That is also about eating healthy. Meditation. Walking. And staying balanced. Which is just hard to do in the middle of real life. But it will be a fun journey to just see how I can totally take care of myself and put wellness first.”
Here’s to #whataweekcando, or perhaps just considering WWDD (What Would Drew Do) in 2022.