Drew Barrymore is vowing to prioritize her mental and physical health in the new year, one week at a time.
The actress got candid with her Instagram followers on Tuesday, posting a photo of a scale and a yellow note above it that reads, "Say something kind to yourself."
In her caption, Barrymore expressed how she hasn’t been feeling her best and needs to recalibrate.
“I am exhausted from work. I don’t care what the number says! But, I feel bloated from eating like crap. Sleeping too little. Working so much. I have a week off and I plan to scrape those barnacles!,” she wrote. "I need a redo reboot. And it’s doesn’t matter what my number is. I wanted to start to show my beginning of the week, to show myself what I was capable of, if I had a week to actually practice that term 'self care' and I think it’s a load, because most of the time, we don’t actually have time to do it! Well, I actually have the time right now! So i am Interested in #whataweekcando."
The "Drew Barrymore Show Host" continued her post, noting that she is interested in seeing what positive changes she can make to her life to prioritize her mental health and well being -- not for a number on a scale. Even as she sets personal goals, she makes sure to extend herself some grace and understanding.
“Now I know once I go back to kids work life balance, I will most likely not be able to live this healthy. But, it’s great to go hard this week on seeing what I can scrape off myself. That is also about eating healthy. Meditation. Walking. And staying balanced. Which is just hard to do in the middle of real life,” the caption read. “But It will be a fun journey to just see how I can totally take care of myself and put wellness first. Which is just not an option most of the time. Which is I guess why they call it balance.”