PARIS, FRANCE – JULY 05: Bella Hadid wears a black pearls necklace from Louis Vuitton, a black sequins / glitter shiny sleeveless short dress with knot on the chest and tulle fringes with sequins on the skirt, outside Louis Vuitton Parfum hosts dinner at Fondation Louis Vuitton, during Paris Fashion Week – Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021/2022, on July 05, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

In recent years, Bella Hadid has graced countless runways, faced an innumerable amount of ad campaigns, and starred in what seems like millions of fashion editorials. A day in the life of a supermodel may seem like a luxe and lavish experience, but the realities of the jet-setting career can take their toll.

In speaking with the Wall Street Journal, the 25-year-old Hadid opened up about her struggles with mental health and her Lyme disease diagnosis. With the scheduling conflicts, and considerable amount of travel that comes along with her successful career, Hadid has had to really commit to healthy habits and consistent routines in order to maintain her high-octane lifestyle.

Constantly inundated with pristine Instagram imagery, Hadid is just as prone to fall victim to these idealized tropes as anyone else, but with the added burden of the paparazzi chasing her down. Expressing her anxiety to get dressed each morning, Hadid told WSJ’s Lane Florsheim, “I haven’t had a stylist in a long time, maybe two years now. I was in such a weird place mentally that it was really complicated for me to get out of the house and put an outfit together, especially with the anxiety of [paparazzi] being outside and all that. In the last year, it was really important for me to learn that even if people talk about my style or if they like it or if they don’t, it doesn’t matter, because it’s my style. When I leave the house in the morning, what I think about is: Does this make me happy? Do I feel good in this and do I feel comfortable?

Having a past record of posting crying selfies on Instagram, Hadid claims the act makes her feel a little less lonely. In the realm of social media, not everything is as it seems. With many feeling the need to compete or compare themselves to an ultra-edited and curated version of someone else’s life, many need reminding of the façade it cultivates. Holding up a mirror to the rest of the world, who better than the beautiful Hadid to reiterate the fact that no one is perfect? Demonstrating that it’s okay not to be okay, Hadid laments, “Even though on Instagram things look so beautiful, at the end of the day, we are all cut from the same cloth.”

Trying to wake up around 8:00 a.m., Hadid’s Monday morning routine is her most essential- to keep her on a healthy path for the duration of the week. Staying away from her phone until a bit later in the day, the supermodel completes about three pages of journaling in the morning before she moves on to her gratitude meditation.

Keeping up with exercise, Hadid enjoys long walks, boxing, rowing, and Pilates to keep her energy up and maintain her defined muscle tone. Making note that her “body is a temple,” the Victoria’s Secret model’s New Year’s resolution is to get to the gym more often, citing that the social aspect feels just as important to her as working out.

Taking it day by day, and flexibly transitioning between the ups and downs, Hadid’s main priority is taking care of herself and living in the moment. With the help of realizing that other’s share her sentiments and struggles, Hadid is better able to cope with overwhelming feelings of stress, depression, and anxiety, knowing that no matter what, she’s not alone.

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