Brooke Shields has taken up meditation to help her mental health during the coronavirus lockdown.
The 54-year-old actress opened up about life at home with her family during the coronavirus lockdown and revealed she has recently turned to meditation to help her mental health.
“I have never meditated before in my life. I’m the person who says, ‘I’m too busy to meditate!’ But when the quarantine began, I went through a period of self-indulgence,” Brooke told InStyle magazine.
The Suddenly Susan star confessed she had given up on healthy eating and was instead relaxing with junk food and cocktails.
“I would say to myself, ‘I’m not going to the gym, so I don’t have to work out. I’m just gonna have that quesadilla and that ice cream and cocktails.’ I got in the mindset of going to bed really late and waking up really late,” she added, noting that she was getting more anxious the worse her diet became.
After her family urged her to stop, she began meditation, which has transformed her outlook on life, wellbeing, and exercise.
“So much of what we are experiencing is fear – fear of the unknown – and it’s debilitating. The meditation was maybe 45 minutes long, but it felt like 10,” Brooke shared, before admitting that the practice helped transform her approach to working out as it made her focus on the “spiritual element of exercise.”
“Working out has never been Zen for me. None of the exercising I’ve done in the past has stemmed from me loving it, or from it giving me any peace of mind,” she explained. “Now I’m thankful that I’m even capable of working out.”
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