Lucy Hale Recently Took Off Solo. Find Out Why.

Lucy Hale has a message for you about self-care.

Lucy Hale

Though Lucy Hale is best known for playing an adolescent on Pretty Little Liars, her approach to wellness is decidedly wise beyond her years. She doesn’t drink and she meditates every day. “Even if it’s just 5 minutes of that, I find it helps me,” she told Well + Good. She’s also no stranger to a good workout (she loves SoulCycle and hot yoga) and eats a clean diet focused on whole, raw foods and quality protein.

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But Hale has added another layer to her air-tight self-care regimen: solo travel. (These are the best places to travel alone as a woman.)

The actress recently headed to Arizona alone, where she spent her days hiking, meditating and spending time alone. It was there Hale realized just how important self-care is: “I’ve never done this before because I used to feel that putting myself first was selfish. It’s not,” she wrote on Instagram. “Not only is it healthy, but it’s necessary so that you can be the best for everyone else around you.”

While not everyone needs to recharge from the pressures of being in the public eye, everyone does need a mental break. “I know this happens in other industries other than the one I’m in, but it’s incredibly easy to get sucked into the vortex of worrying about the next job, the success of a current one and what others think of you,” she wrote.

Disclaimer : this is a long caption. For the last week I took a solo trip to Arizona. (FYI -if you want to feel spiritually recharged, Come here.) I spent my days hiking, meditating, and spending time with myself. I’ve never done this before because I used to feel that putting myself first was selfish. It’s not. Not only is it healthy, but it’s necessary so that you can be the best for everyone else around you. I know this happens in other industries other than the one I’m in, but it’s incredibly easy to get sucked into the vortex of worrying about the next job, the success of a current one and what others think of you. This trip was a beautiful reminder that my health and happiness are crucial to the life I want to live and in order to be the best for my career and my loved ones, it’s necessary to do really nice things for yourself. SO, I highly recommend treating your mind, body and spirit right ( and taking a solo getaway). Thank you Arizona, I feel so refreshed ????????

A post shared by Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) on Apr 19, 2018 at 2:58pm PDT

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The trip gave Hale a much-needed dose of perspective. “This trip was a beautiful reminder that my health and happiness are crucial to the life I want to live and in order to be the best for my career and my loved ones, it’s necessary to do really nice things for yourself,” she concluded. “SO, I highly recommend treating your mind, body and spirit right (and taking a solo getaway).”

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