De-Stress Like a Celeb

Whether it's indulging in a glass of red wine or hiding in their closets, these stars share their tips for unwinding—and finding peace of mind—amid the crazy

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Sandra Bullock

When times get tough, the tough get going, and for Bullock, that means escaping to her sanctuary nestled in the plains of Texas.  “On my ranch I can watch the grass grow, see friends and revel in just doing nothing,” the actress has said.

 

 

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Eva Longoria

The actress, cookbook author and co-founder of the Hollywood restaurant, Beso, finds peace in the kitchen.  “Some people find entertaining stressful, but it is therapeutic for me,” Longoria told Redbook. “I find it relaxing.” 

 

 

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Gwen Stefani

The Grammy winner told InStyle,  "Meditation is my thing. But I'm not going to lie: Sometimes I go into my closet and lock the door so no one can find me."

 

 

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Jennifer Aniston

Friends attribute this A-lister's cheery disposition (and newfound sense of calm) to her fiancé, fellow actor Justin Theroux.

 

 

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Carrie Underwood

"If I'm ticked off, I'll get a punching bag and beat the crap out of it,” the American Idol winner once said.

 

 

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Gwyneth Paltrow

It’s no secret GOOP enjoys her time in the steam room. The Academy Award winner even cites it as her go-to hangover remedy!

 

 

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Demi Moore

Since her split from hubby Ashton Kutcher, Moore has kept a low profile, but don't expect her to hibernate much longer. "I like being physical and being out and about," says the star. "I spend a lot of time going to the park or the beach."

 

 

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Halle Berry

“I find cleaning very cathartic. If my house is in a mess, my brain is in a mess," the Oscar winner has said.  "Whenever I’m having a bad day or have a big decision to make, I’ll clean my home, and that helps me work through any problem.”

 

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Sharon Osbourne

The Talk cohost and mother of three indulges in dark chocolate when feeling stressed.

 

 

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Kate Winslet

"I've been taking it religiously. It's brilliant,” the Oscar winner has said of Mexican yam.  The root vegetable is said to reduce stress and balance hormones.

 

 

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Christina Ricci

The actress has an unusual approach to unwinding.  "I put on music and dance with my dogs, which is quite embarrassing," the actress told Redbook.  "And I try not to get caught by anybody."

 

 

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Cheryl Hines

What's this comedian's go-to tension remedy? "Watching Grey's Anatomy. Those people have it a lot worse on that show,” Hines told Redbook. “It makes you feel good about your own life."

 

 

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Taraji P. Henson

The Person of Interest star chills out with "a good glass of red wine and a good movie—something really funny to take my mind off anything serious."

 

 

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Kathy Griffin

The comedian tunes into the very same medium that catapulted her to fame: reality television.

 

 

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Madonna

The material girl is such a devoted practitioner that after a delayed flight caused her to feel anxious, she got up and started doing yoga in the aisle.

 

 

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Christy Turlington-Burns

The former supermodel relies on Ayurveda yoga and Sanskrit chanting to calm her nerves.

 

 

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Liv Tyler

When it comes to spa days, Tyler spares no expense. “The Beverly Hot Springs is a traditional Korean bathhouse where you soak in natural hot springs and get scrubbed, massages and cleansed to within an inch of your life. They even wash your hair. You feel clean and happy afterward.”

 

 

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Brooke Shields

The busy mom of two says, “There is nothing really better than a great bath and taking the time. Now that I’ve gotten older, I sort of feel the luxury and the peacefulness just to idle down.”

 

 

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Victoria Beckham

This British import kicks off her mile-high stilettos and gets a facial. Her favorite treatment? The Geisha facial at Shizuka New York Day Spa.

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Betty White

Everyone's favorite Golden Girl credits her pooches with keeping her young and healthy. "I play with my golden retriever for physical exercise," White has said.

 

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First Published Wed, 2012-01-04 13:21

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