Drew Barrymore and her daughters make “gratitude lists” every night.
The ‘Blended’ star has said that at the end of each day she and her two children – Olive, eight and Frankie (six), who she has with her ex-husband, Will Kopelman, started making lists, to thank the “things and people” Who has helped you in the last 24 hours?
She said, “I made a gratitude list at night. This is a new thing for me, but my daughters are involved and we stamp things and people and names to be put on the list.”
Drew also revealed that she never uses an alarm to wake up because it “scares” her. Instead, she has a song to help her get out of bed in the morning.
She added, “My morning ritual is I’d rather wake up to a song than an alarm. [An alarm noise] is the wrong note! It prepares me for a day of fear. “
And the 46-year-old actress said her perfect way to unwind after a busy day includes good TV, “delicious” food, and a good skin care routine.
On her ‘Dear Drew’ series for Entertainment Tonight, she said, “If I can get my hands on a remote control and a tasty takeaway, I’m happy. I love a TV in the bedroom and if I’m wrong, I want to not be right.
“I always brush my face too. The face is washed every night. Going to bed with makeup on only clogs your pores. They’re just begging for blackheads and acne! Make-up off, gratitude list, lights off. “
In the meantime, Drew previously admitted that she doesn’t find time to exercise every day, but tries to balance exercise with the rest of her daily chores.
She said, “The truth is, I don’t find the incentive to exercise every day. My best advice is: [if] You don’t feel like exercising that day, that’s fine. Maybe eat better that day. If you let go of it for a couple of days, you get [back] a couple of days later.
“You have to find that balance, and it took me my whole life to get there. And you rarely, if never, leave a workout and say, ‘That was a waste of time.’ You always feel better. “