Start the morning with a moment of meditation.
“I've been meditating for close to 30 years now. So whether it's a form of self-hypnosis, which I do a lot of and teach, or just sitting and meditating or rocking in a chair till I get myself into that state of meditation, I do that regularly."
— Dian Griesel, model, businesswoman, and founder of Silver Disobedience
“Having a slow practice in the morning focused around my health and well being is really important to me. It's really how I take care of myself; it’s how I do everything. If that’s the foundation for my life and how I live it each and every day—waking up and treating myself with respect—then everything I put out into the world is going to have that same sweet energy. So it's really about the ritual of dedicating myself to myself and committing to my body, my mind and my spirit. From that solid foundation anything and everything is balanced and possible.”
— Kassia Meador, pro surfer and founder of Kassia+Surf
"Randi Zuckerberg had an article saying to pick three things during a given week: yourself, your career, your kids, or your relationship. If you’re trying to focus on all four you’re going to feel like a failure. Pick three to succeed and feel mentally balanced."
— Katerina Schneider, founder and CEO of Ritual
"I wake up and say thank you. I work out. I try to read affirmations every day. It's just something to set the tone for the day."
— Angelique Miles, fitness influencer and former music industry exec
Above all else: Simply find a moment for yourself—even if it really is just a moment.
“Self-care is difficult. It changes [after becoming a mother]; it makes you value the small things that qualify as self-care. Sometimes, [self-care] is just when I put him to bed and I get to watch an episode of Law & Order SVU. And sometimes the best self-care because I just moved is when my friends from New York come to visit and we can just hang out, and it reminds me who I am.”
— Elise Peterson, artist and podcast host
“Even if it’s only three minutes, I try to start the day phone-free, open one of my favorite books, and focus on an affirmation or two. It’s kind of a ceremonious act that’s part gratitude and part aspiration for what lies ahead in the day to come."
— Catt Sadler, TV host and journalist