‘Buhay-artista’ is not a walk in the park. Behind the glitz and glamour is an exhausting work schedule. Celebrities often get burned out with all their obligations. That’s why it’s important for them to practice self-love and unwind through their sacred ‘me-time.’
Watch this video of Kapamilya stars sharing their ultimate alone time activities, which you may take as suggestions in building your own sanity-break ritual.
FPJ’s Batang Quiapo star Lovi Poe loves losing herself in a good book or KDrama. Her tiny waistline might make it hard to believe but she loves to eat as well.
First-time moms can sure relate to Ryza Cenon, who said her only break is going to the toilet or taking a shower.
But for women who’ve already mastered motherhood like Dimples Romana, it’s easier to sneak in some free time. She drives around and dates herself. She remembers the first time she went to a movie house alone was an epic fail. She watched “Deleter” all for the love of director Mikhail Red and Nadine Lustre, and out of curioisirty as well, without realizing it was a horror flick, “No’ng naramdaman ko na ang dami namin pero wala akong kasama, na-realize ko nu’ng naririnig ko ‘yung scoring, ‘Oh my God! Horror nga pala ito!’”
Youngsters have a ton of friends, but there would still be times when they have to hang with themselves. When she’s solo, Andi Abaya listens to music, watches movies, and finishes her school requirements. Kobie Brown makes his alone time productive as well by poring over his script, reading books, taking football training, and catching up on sleep.
Music is a trusted stress-buster to many, including Vivoree Esclito, who loves discovering new artists, listening to songs, and memorizing lyrics. Add to that- reading books, watching movies, and playing computer games.
For Markus Paterson spending time with his son is still numero uno on his list, with songwriting on the side. The Teen Clash gang including Gail Banawis, Ralph Malibunas, and Zach Castañeda pretty much have the same self-care routine: listen to music, write in their journals, take on a film marathon, and enjoy computer games. Aljon Mendoza added that he sips coffee and cuddles his pet cat, while Jayda, who is used to being alone as an only child, de-stresses with Netflix and her favorite chips.
If you have the luxury to travel by yourself, go for it, like Ivana Alawi does. Similarly, Miles Ocampo relaxes by people-watching and eating out alone, “Meron ka namang friends pero ibang saya talaga ‘yung nabibigay sa akin pag mag-isa lang ako.”
When your schedule is jam-packed, just catching up on sleep feels like a luxury. Dirty Linen star Elisse Joson just enters slumberland when alone or sometimes she watches series and movies. Meanwhile, McCoy de Leon maximizes his free time by studying his script or thinking about his family’s future.
Apart from immersing herself in music, Sheena Belarmino uses her alone time to feed her mind by watching interviews of professionals like psychologists.
Even just once a week, reserve some time for a relaxing activity. You deserve it, Kapamilya!