In three white lily-laden videos released this week with the Dior launch, Bündchen opens up about her struggles with anxiety, and reveals how she de-stresses.
“When I was in my early 20s, I experienced panic attacks, and I felt like my world just kept getting smaller and smaller,” she reveals. “I became a prisoner in my own life. From the outside, I guess, I could have everything, but really I was feeling like I couldn’t breathe.”
Bündchen realized she needed to change her life and form habits that would help her let go of her anxiety and worries.
Today, she says one of her release valves is getting into nature as much as possible. “When I want to de-stress, there is nothing like being in nature,” she says. “It could be in the ocean, it could be in the mountains, it could be removing my shoes and putting my feet on the ground and just feeling the earth.” Honestly, you’ll feel soothed just watching her talk about it (while sensually sniffing Chinese jasmine flowers).
Bündchen also makes room in her schedule for “me time” — even if it’s short-lived. “We get pulled in so many directions,” she shares in the “Beauty Lessons” video. “It’s so important to take a moment to disconnect from all of that. A moment with yourself to just be with yourself — even if it’s 10 minutes a day.”
We could all use the reminder to take care of our own wellbeing first, especially in these first few weeks of the year, when we might be tempted to run ourselves ragged trying to keep up with our resolutions. (Guilty! Just today, I chose an early morning workout over the sleep I really needed.)