“I, as a parent, resent the term self-care, because I’m like, really, when am I going to do that?” the actor, talk-show host, and entrepreneur told SheKnows.
“And then I just feel like I screwed up before I even started it. Like I’m a failure at something.”
And honestly, Drew has a point.
“I haven’t worked out in like three months because my kids are in school and I’m drowning between work and that,” said Barrymore, who shares 7-year-old Olive and 6-year-old Frankie with ex-husband, Will Kopelman.
“You birth a child and you move into this neighborhood called Guilt City, and then you live there for the rest of your life.”
So what is Barrymore’s moment of relaxation that doesn’t include taking care of her kids? Gardening.
“I was out on my lawn this weekend with my kids having an incredible weekend, feeling like we were the luckiest people in the world,” she said.
“It’s not the spa candle moment we all kind of battle with. It’s a very meditative thing and there actually is full-circle-ness, in that you can grow things to eat or you can watch your kids play on the lawn you just planted. You can feel good about the way that you’ve gone about doing it. And yeah, I’m not going to be very good at going to get a massage. I will be better about working out in the lawn and the garden.”
And if gardening isn’t your favorite — the important point to take away from Drew is to do something just for you but leave out the “self-care moment” phrase.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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