Actress Brooke Shields revealed the ways by which she copes with the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The "Lipstick Jungle" star spoke to Vogue to share some tips to fans on how she has been able to maintain her physical and mental health amid the pandemic.
This year has been a difficult one for many people around the world, with the pandemic shutting down businesses and forcing people indoors. But it's not the end of the world, and the following tips from the 55-year-old actress can help keep one sane and healthy in spite of the current situation.
Brooke Shields at The Belasco Theatre on March 5, 2020 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images
The pandemic may have slowed down much of the world, but it is not keeping Shields from carrying on with her physical fitness routine. She said:
"We're stuck at home, but we can be creative, and we can still get our bodies moving."
The actress's commitment to exercising is evidenced by her fit physique, most notably her toned legs, which she recently flaunted on social media.
SPEND TIME COOKING
One activity that worked in getting Shields' mind off the awful COVID-19 situation is spending time in the kitchen. While she admits that she is not in a relaxed state while cooking, "there's something satisfying about it."
She shared that she especially enjoys bread making and the effort that goes into it – mixing the flour, kneading it, among others.
For Shields, hearing about other people's stories makes humans feel "we're not alone in our life experience."
Surely her husband Chris Henchy and their daughters, Rowan and Grier, are also enjoying eating Shields' bread while they share more time with each other in quarantine.
For Shields, getting her mind to work while solving puzzles is a relaxing activity. She is enjoying Liberty Puzzles, with images of beautifully carved wooden pieces.
She shared that she would sometimes zone out for an hour or two a night just doing the puzzle, sometimes over tequila.
LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS
Currently, the story "Lady in Waiting" is delighting the "The Blue Lagoon" actress. She said that the story of Anne Glenconner's childhood fascinates her.
She said that she also listened to Demi Moore's book, "Inside Out." For Shields, hearing about other people's stories makes humans feel "we're not alone in our life experience."
The actress, who rose to fame at only 12 years old, keeps her isolation days busy with more activities, which even include composting.
Aside from keeping herself healthy both physically and mentally, Shields also makes sure she is around to guide her daughters, especially when making decisions about their bodies.
The actress shared that her daughters, Rowan, 17, and Grier, 14, have different body types, and that's why she is always careful when speaking to them about their bodies.