To say that Beyoncé has a lot on her plate is an understatement.
From her family life and long-lasting music career to working on her Ivy Park clothing line, the superstar hardly has a minute to herself — though the mom-of-three has recently changed all of that.
"I think like many women, I have felt the pressure of being the backbone of my family and my company and didn’t realize how much that takes a toll on my mental and physical well-being," she spilled to Harper's BAZAAR. "I have not always made myself a priority."
"I’ve personally struggled with insomnia from touring for more than half of my life," the "Halo" crooner revealed. "Years of wear and tear on my muscles from dancing in heels. The stress on my hair and skin, from sprays and dyes to the heat of a curling iron and wearing heavy makeup while sweating on stage."
"I’ve picked up many secrets and techniques over the years to look my best for every show, but I know that to give the best of me, I have to take care of myself and listen to my body," the Grammy winner acknowledged.
Bey confessed that for years, she "spent too much time" worrying about her physique, explaining that she previously believed the "misconception that self-care meant exercising and being overly conscious of my body."
Nowadays, the Obsessed actress focuses on more important things, such as, "my health, the way I feel when I wake up in the morning, my peace of mind, the number of times I smile, what I’m feeding my mind and my body..."
During quarantine, the Black Is King star adopted a few "positive rituals," such as using CBD for body soreness, taking baths and incorporating honey into her life, which she said has "healing properties."
"Mental health is self-care too. I’m learning to break the cycle of poor health and neglect, focusing my energy on my body and taking note of the subtle signs that it gives me," she declared. "Your body tells you everything you need to know, but I’ve had to learn to listen. It’s a process to change habits and look past the bag of chips and the chaos everywhere!"