Kelly Rowland Reveals the Advice Moms Don’t Want to Hear—But Need to

So, how does the 43-year-old practice self-care? She keeps it simple.

“I like to wake up a little extra early in the morning, and wash my face or putting on a serum,” Kelly shared. “That kind of stuff really means a lot to me. Or sitting outside after I’ve gotten the [kids] down. I just sit out there with my thoughts and it’s grounding.”

And sometimes, giving herself pep talks sets the tone for the rest of the day.

“The best thing we can do is connect with ourselves and say, ‘Girl, you’re doing a good job.’ Or ‘I’m so proud of you. You really stood up for yourself in that moment,'” she said. “When you put your energy into that, it’s gratefulness.”

That gratefulness, she continued, “grows in other places in your life—and you’re like, ‘I didn’t know that was coming,’ but you deserve it and you put yourself in the space to do so.”