We all know Meghan Markle as an actress, blogger, human rights activist, and now the newest addition to the royal family. What you may not know is that she is also a feminist and self care advocate. Her radiance stems not just from what we are sure is an excellent skin care routine, but rather from the work she does to take care of herself from the inside out. Ready for some self care tips from the Duchess of Sussex? We thought so.
Here are 5 self care tips from Meghan Markle:
“Give yourself time to decompress and relax, whether it’s a night at home, laughing with your friends, or being around family,” Markle advised in a 2017 blog post.
However, if you don’t have the budget, travel does not require that you cross an ocean. Whether it’s driving to the next town over and visiting a beloved restaurant or picking a nearby national park and planning a hike, you can embrace this tip in small ways that provide the same experience.
Before you get overwhelmed, Meghan encourages that everyone start small. She explains, rather than take on the entire attic, straighten up a drawer. Or, instead of cleaning out your whole fridge, clean the counters. The idea, as expressed in New Order: A Decluttering Handbook for Creative Folks (And Everyone Else), is that starting small leads to big.
“I think you need to cook that beautiful dinner even when it’s just you, wear your favorite outfit, buy yourself some flowers, and celebrate the self love that often gets muddled when we focus on what we don’t have.”
What does that mean? Meghan explains: “To make my plans, and be okay if they sometimes break. To set my goals, but to be open to change. To let the magic know that there is an open door policy with me...and that it is always welcome to join the party.”
To her, leaving room for the magic is all about living playfully. She explains on her previous blog, The Tig, “The only thing I aim to do is approach life playfully...To laugh and enjoy, to keep my standards high but my level of self-acceptance higher.”
Inspired to start incorporating Meghan’s self care tips into your life? Tell us which was your favorite below, and get yourself an Aquamarine Self Love Pinky Ring to match the ring that Meghan borrowed from Princess Diana on her big day!