Eva Mendes is championing a boring lady summer season.
In a recent interview with Byrdie, Mendes, 48, shared why she is leaning into the mundane after just a few months overseas.
“When we were in London, we went from musical to musical taking advantage of being back in the theater, we went to all kinds of museums, we went to Windsor Castle — I had a ton of field trips planned for them, which we did. And now I feel like it’s time to bring boredom back,” she mentioned.
While many individuals lean away from stagnation, Mendes has a distinct strategy to slowing down.
“I really feel like when we’re bored — not stimulated by a phone, or an iPad or computer or television — that’s when ideas come in. Sometimes it’s fun, sometimes it’s dangerous and sometimes it’s enlightening. I really want it to be the summer of boredom,” she mentioned.
In addition to boredom, Mendes finds solace in retaining a clear area, one thing she views as an indicator of her psychological well being.
“It’s always been part of my thing because for me, a clean house equals mental wellness. I just knew growing up in a really tiny apartment with very little, when my mom would clean on the weekends, and she’d wake me up with Cuban music and the house smelled so good, I just felt happier. We all did. We all did, even though it was tiny. We were just all like, “Oh, this feels so good.” And then when it became a mess again, it reflected that things were hard. It was symbolic of how we were doing as a family visually. So for me, cleaning equals mental wellness,” she mentioned.
For her bodily wellness, Mendes tries to maintain issues fairly clear there too.
“I take care of my skin from the inside out by controlling what I eat, what supplements I take, my water intake,” mentioned Mendes, who admits she does lean on magnificence devices to do what weight loss plan cannot. “And then of course, taking advantage of technology — because I wasn’t going in for any kind of radiofrequency treatments and stuff like that when I was even in my 30s!”
She hopes to go her affinity for magnificence from the within out onto her youngsters, 7-year-old Esmeralda and 6-year-old Amanda.
“I am trying to educate them about what we eat and what we put into our bodies, and how that manifests itself physically, whether it’s how we look or how we feel,” she mentioned.
But greater than something, Mendes desires her daughters to replenish on self-love.
“Hopefully Ryan and I are doing the work by just loving them, completely loving them, and doing most of that work for them so that they grow up feeling like they’re enough,” she mentioned.
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