Dec 12, 2023 05:06 AM EST
Actress Dakota Johnson from Netflix’s “The Lost Daughter” attends Deadline Contenders Film: New York on December 04, 2021 in New York City.
Dakota Johnson has unveiled the inner workings of her self-care routine.
The 34-year-old Hollywood actress, who has been in a relationship with Chris Martin since 2017, recently opened up about how sleeping, taking midday baths, and meditating have helped her relieve stress and manage anxiety.
“Sleep is my number one priority in life,” Johnson said in an interview with the WSJ.
The “Fifty Shades of Grey” star revealed that she likes to get at least 10 hours of sleep a night and can “easily” sleep for 14.
“I’m not functional if I get less than 10. I can easily go 14 hours,” Johnson confessed, highlighting the significance of rest in her daily life.
According to Johnson, she will also “get in a bathtub at any time of day” if she needs to de-stress.
“If in the middle of the day, I’m like, ‘Oh God, what is this world?’ I’ll get in the bathtub. I find water really grounding,” she explained.
In addition to sleep and baths, Johnson said she meditates every day to deal with her anxiety.
She detailed her routine, explaining, “I meditate every day, twice a day. I do transcendental meditation.”
The actress also highlighted her recent exploration of breathwork, citing its effectiveness in alleviating anxiety.
During a speech last month, Johnson shared a touching anecdote about how her partner helped to pull her out of a depressive state during a “low day.”
The actress, who was honored for her depression advocacy work at the 17th Annual HOPE Luncheon Seminar at the time, recounted how Martin took her “Cats” musical T-shirt as a sign of her distress.
“It turns out I was really struggling. But that moment lifted my heart, and it pulled me out of it,” Johnson revealed.
While opening up about her ongoing battle with depression, Johnson said she uses humor as a tool to navigate her mental health challenges.
She shared, “Covering my pain or anxiety in comedy is a lifelong tool, and I don’t think it’s a bad thing. It works. It helps me because sometimes if I don’t laugh, I’ll cry.”
Reflecting on her journey, Johnson credited her parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, both Hollywood luminaries, for introducing her to therapy at a young age amid their public divorce in 1996.
She acknowledged their wisdom in seeking external support to navigate the complexities of their family life.
During her speech, Johnson also shared her personal tools, such as transcendental meditation, for coping with depression and anxiety.