I think it’s important to not be too hard on yourself [to be productive] during this time. If you want a day to kind of be on the couch and feel your emotions, let that happen. Just to do whatever it is that you and your family need.
Model shares her thoughts while staying home in Nashville during the pandemic with her two children, Dixie and Winston, and husband, Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill.
What helps me deal with anxiety and worry is working out. So during my one-year-old son’s second nap, after I’m done with my daughter’s school, I’ll let her have free time and I’ll set an hour for myself and I’ll work out in a corner of my bedroom.
You don’t need much equipment. You can use a towel as a mat; my sister has been using food cans as weights. Even if I just set aside a few minutes to do jumping jacks or get my heart rate going, for me, that’s the most natural way to centre myself and work through these anxieties that I think we’re all having right now.
I’ve been training with [dancer and fitness guru] Mary Helen Bowers for years. And I’m lucky enough to FaceTime with her because I travel so much [Aldridge is a model]. My daughter Dixie has been with me many times and will play workout next to me. She knows Mary Helen very well. Mary Helen’s a mommy who’s got three beautiful daughters. So if they’re all being silly with us, making us smile, even better.
I started transcendental meditation with my husband about four years ago, and I think it’s such a wonderful tool. I’m not a person who knows how to go into nirvana by any means, but for my everyday work, I am really grateful for things like Headspace that make it really easy and accessible to learn the basics. It’s a great resource. Before my daughter’s school we’ll put on the one-minute kid-time meditation.
Beauty is really low on the totem pole for me right now; it’s all about finding family routines. So I have a little station next to my bed, a side table where I put three of my favourite beauty products, and I try to get to them every night.
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The morning products are ever changing. Right now, I have moisturiser I use during the day, and Kombucha + 11% AHA exfoliating toner from Youth to the People. I feel like it’s an easy quick fix, especially because, obviously, I’m not getting regular facials or anything., which is the