Luckily, Lopez says she was taken to the doctor by her security guard. She recalls feeling terrified that she was losing her mind. “[The doctor] said, ‘No, you’re not crazy. You need sleep … get seven to nine hours of sleep per night, don’t drink caffeine, and make sure you get your workouts in if you’re going to do this much work.’ I realized how serious the consequences could be of ignoring what my body and mind needed to be healthy.”
Jennifer Lopez has heeded the doctor’s advice well: In 2020 she told ET that she combatted pandemic-related depression by staying active. “It’s more important on the days that you feel bad that you get up and do something,” she said. “Do a little workout at home, do something that’s going to make you feel good, cook something you like. Lift yourself up — keep going.”
J.Lo also opened up about her occasionally less than perfect mental health in her Netflix documentary Halftime, where she revealed that the tabloid obsession with her personal life as well as the Hustlers Oscar snub contributed to periods of very low self-esteem. But, she said, she keeps her spirits high by surrounding herself with family. And Ben Affleck, of course.
This story originally appeared on glamour.com.
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