Beyoncé

The multi-hyphenated entertainer spoke about prioritizing her privacy and mental health in her 2021 Harper’s Bazaar interview.

“I’ve fought to protect my sanity and my privacy because the quality of my life depended on it,” she said. “A lot of who I am is reserved for the people I love and trust. Those who don’t know me and have never met me might interpret that as being closed off.”

She notes she used to be shy growing up which helped her develop empathy for others. Now as a mother of three, she is instilling those values into her children.

“One of my most satisfying moments as a mom is when I found Blue one day soaking in the bath with her eyes closed, using blends I created, and taking time for herself to decompress and be at peace.”

She adds that her diet is also a part of maintaining a positive mental space, “…my health, the way I feel when I wake up in the morning, my peace of mind, the number of times I smile, what I’m feeding my mind and my body—those are the things that I’ve been focusing on. Mental health is self-care too.”