“I still keep some sacred things to myself.”

Julianne Hough talks about sensual pleasures and confidence and working with her therapist to set her priorities.  (Image: Getty, Designed by Quinn Limers)

Julianne Hough talks about sensual pleasures and confidence and working with her therapist to set her priorities. (Image: Getty, Designed by Quinn Limers)

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When Julian Hough Talking about making time for herself, she doesn’t rant. The dancer and actress – currently starring in Broadway Potos —She told Yahoo Life’s The Unwind that she recently sat down with her therapist to break down everything that has happened in her life, from spending time with loved ones to running her own business to trying to squeeze in a little self-care.

“We divided it into different proportions, like What is the focus and priority for each one of these things? What is the ideal scenario for you?Hogg says. I think in the past it was like 90% working in the business. What I realized is, Oh, if you really focus only 10% a day on me, it will set up another 10% for my friends and family and then 20% for my business and then 30% for my aspirations and creativity. So I cut them up this way so I can really let go and give myself a dedicated space to take care of myself. When I’m in a good place, everything else thrives.”

As for how to spend that 10% on itself, face Beck Solly’s EscapeThe new “Tickle Your Senses” campaign says she’s a big fan of soothing rituals and sensory experiences, which means you’ll find her using the lavender-and-eucalyptus-scented razor in the shower, between meditations or sips of wine. Hough is a sucker for silky-smooth skin and has been shaving since the age of 9 – “I started early”, jokes trying to catch up with her older sisters and their beauty routine – and feels it shouldn’t be seen as a chore but as an opportunity to “take care” of herself.

“I’m really a big believer in ‘If I feel good, I do well,'” the first Dancing with the Stars Pro says.

Haig, 33, takes wellness seriously, working physical activity — workouts, dancing — and mindfulness rituals into her day. The morning begins with meditating, breathing, or working on what she calls “morning pages”—journal entries that help her “unpack my thoughts and get a clear mind for the rest of the day.” The night, meanwhile, is to relax and “wash out the day” with a shower.

“There’s a state of mindfulness that goes into everything I do, to help prepare me for the next day,” says the Emmy Award winner.

Then there is the cure. While talking about things with a professional is a big part of prioritizing her mental well-being, Hough says she’s worked to find a balance between being overly overprotective and overly guarded in terms of sharing her personal life as a person in the public eye.

“I’ve gone from one extreme to the other, almost, over the past few years,” she admits. “On one hand, I shared everything because I was like, Oh man, if someone is going through the same experience, maybe with my post it will really help their experience or circumstances. And I feel like I’ve definitely given people more insight into my private life than I think might have been healthy for me. Then I went to the extreme on the other side where it was I don’t share anything about my private life.”

Her goal now is to find a happy medium where she can “share in a global way for everyone, but I can still keep some sacred things for myself.”

“This is where I feel I should be at this point in life,” she says. “Protect the things that matter to me and [knowing] That I don’t have to share everything, but I also know this would be a really valuable thing to share and wouldn’t get filtered too much. [I’m] I’m still original in wanting to be involved, because that’s what I am – I love people. I love when I learn something and how curious I am; I’m like, “Oh my God, I’d like to share that with you.” So I still share a little, but I definitely controlled it a little bit.”

Hough is currently settling into a new chapter in her life. “I’m alone in New York City for the first time in my thirties,” she says of her Broadway debut Potos. Although the recent Tonys co-host has been performing since childhood, breaking into Broadway—particularly after taking a few years of her “art” to focus on her business and other career opportunities—presents a challenge that has left her with a “modest honour.”

“I feel like I’ve gained a whole new level of confidence — of belonging — that I probably haven’t experienced in four or five years,” she says, adding that performance confidence is something that “comes in waves.”

“I don’t think you ever feel 100% confident from the start of your career to the end,” she notes. “I think you have moments where you feel super connected and confident, and then some days, Oh, I feel so nervous now.

“Sometimes you’re high, sometimes you’re not so high,” Hogg adds. “And I think I’m getting to that high point again, which I’m really excited about because when I’m in this place, I want to create more and share more. And there’s an inner confidence that I don’t necessarily need people to accept me; you want it so bad sometimes when you don’t have that confidence.” Now I’m just like, Oh, I’m just doing me and I’m here and that’s it. “

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