I’ve been trying to slow down a bit—I read a lot, and I tend to get up early and just sit on my couch reading.
I light a candle and take time to read something inspirational—Melody Beattie is a wonderful writer and has a kind, loving message in all of her books.
Getting outside is also a must—just taking in nature takes you out of whatever is going on and usually sets me right.
I know it sounds corny, but getting back to the simple things usually helps me relax. Exercise and hot baths help too.
Bottom line is taking time for yourself, by yourself, and turning inward—these things are so important so you can be the best you for others.
— Monica Potter, actress and CEO of MrsPotter.com
Monica and her sons belong to a gym they can walk to. “I feel it has to be convenient or they’re not going to go. As I get older, it’s not so much about how I look but how I feel.”
Monica Potter doing the splits: