Yoga, CrossFit, personal trainers— for years, the world’s been obsessed with how celebs get in shape. But now there's a whole new focus: how celebs stay sane. With their grueling schedules and high-pressure performances, a mental well-being regimen is crucial. “We know now that devoting a few minutes a day to mental health is just as important as eating right,” says Carolyn Snell, a staff psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital.
But it’s not just stars who need a little mental TLC. According to one study, 31 percent of teens say they feel overwhelmed because of stress. Anything from a bad grade to a mean comment can set off your body’s primal fight-or-flight response—meaning it funnels all of its resources into dealing with the “danger” (aka problem) at hand, leaving you feeling fidgety and unable to concentrate.
The good news is, a few clever tactics can help you outsmart your stress and feel more confident. Read on to find out how celebs use certain mental exercises to be calmer and more resilient—and how you can too.