Between being the world’s richest female musician, pushing boundaries with her wildly successful Fenty fashion line, and just being an all-around legend, it’s perhaps a bit of an understatement that Rihanna is a VERY busy person these days. It makes me wonder if she ever sleeps given how packed her schedule is.
One would think that RiRi’s work/life balance is pretty lopsided given everything she has on her plate, but you’d be surprised to hear that not everything is about work, work, work, work, work (sorry, I just had to) and taking care of her mental health has become a priority in recent years.
In a wide-ranging chat with her Ocean’s 8 costar and fellow legend Sarah Paulson for Interview Magazine, Rihanna revealed that she is a massive workaholic and it’s only been “the last couple of years” where she’s focused on making personal time for herself, her mental health, and happiness.
To paraphrase her, if you’re not happy, you’re certainly not going to be happy even when you do things you love doing.
She may be busy with so many things going on right now but the singer/businesswoman says she makes sure to take a few “personal days” off here and there to just unwind.
“Just like I nurture my businesses, I need to nurture this as well. I’ll shut things down for two days, three days at a time.
“On my calendar we now have the infamous “P,” which means personal days. This is a new thing.”
Beyond talking about balancing work and life, Rihanna and Sarah also chatted about a bunch of popcorn-worthy topics, such as the singer being a shy person in real life, dropping hints about her next album (it’ll be finished when it’s finished), her childhood, and great little moments when the two just shoot the s**t.
Oh, we also got an answer on whether RiRi sleeps and it turns out she does, albeit in “sleep pockets” that she squeezes in whenever she can hence why she takes personal days really seriously.
If someone as busy as Rihanna can take time personal time out for herself then the rest of us really don’t have an excuse. Beyond inspiring us with her approach towards self-care, her whole interview with Sarah is an absolute gem and you should absolutely read the entire thing several times over right here.