Maya Rudolph has felt the stress of the past few months as much as anyone and, as many have experienced, she's found that going back to basics has made for a successful coping mechanism.
"Cleaning my house, being with my family, and snuggling with my puppy," are her top calming practises, she told Elle.com. She is also taking Natural Vitality Calm Supplements, a brand she is the new ambassador for. In a series of videos she features in on behalf of the supplement brand, she adds to her de-stressing checklist with options that include both screaming into a pillow and folding baby clothes - even if you don't have a baby...
Below, Rudolph breaks down seven steps to maintaining your calm.
"I have been relishing the downtime, mainly because my family isn't so spread out doing various activities like we usually are during the school year," she explains. "I like it when everyone is at home."
For Rudolph, she's also used this period as a "big time" reset, adding: "I am not taking it for granted."
2.Find your quarantine hobby
"Early quarantine I was making sourdough bread and behaving like a pioneer woman," says Rudolph. "These days, I’ve learned to use Postmates and watch Harry Potter."
3.Fold baby clothes, even if you don't have a baby
4.Put your energy somewhere else
Going back to Saturday Night Live was a gift for the comedian because she was able to channel her energy into playing Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Rudolph says she feels lucky to be connected to a place she loves so much.
5.Talk openly about anxiety
Rudolph, who plays Connie The Hormone Monstress on the Netflix show Big Mouth, is delighted that the latest season of the show is dealing with anxiety head-on. "[It's] just another taboo that needs to be destigmatised to show that we can all relate to it in some form or another," she adds. Rudolph also pointed out that, while she may play Connie, she most relates to the character Jessi on the show.
6.When all else fails, scream into a pillow
Rudolph is also staying calm by baking, streaming Tiger King (over Emily in Paris), living in sweats while blaring 'Savage' ft. Beyoncé, and of course, "stress-eating, always".
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