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4 Wellness Practices Katy Perry Swears by for Staying Energized on Her Busiest Days

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Over the course of the past month, Katy Perry started a Las Vegas residency, released a new single and music video, and launched De Soi, a new line of sparkling non-alcoholic apéritifs, getting in on one of the biggest wellness trends of 2022—ya know, casual stuff. With so much on her plate professionally (and a one-year-old toddler at home), staying energized is a non-negotiable, which is why the multi-hyphenate superstar relies on her self-care routine to keep a perpetual pep in her step.

This week, Perry took some time between rehearsals to chat with us about the practices she swears by on even her busiest days. Keep scrolling to see how she stays feeling good and grounded, even when things are moving in overdrive.

1. Practicing transcendental meditation

"I have been a huge fan of meditation, and specifically transcendental meditation, for over 10 years. It's changed my life," says Perry, who (like many other celebs, including Kendall Jenner and Oprah) credits the practice with making her feel rested even on days when she's got a zillion different things going on.

"It's really one of those things that has given me incredible stress relief,” Perry says. “I'm such a big believer in it, and I think it's something everyone should try and practice in their life and adopt as a tool. When you wake up and feel like you had eight hours of sleep but still feel like crap because you weren't really resting, meditation goes underneath all of that to give you real rest. Some days, I'm running on fumes. This morning, my daughter woke me up at 5:30 a.m. and I was like, 'Okay, I'm going to get a meditation in,' because that's where I'm going to find the feeling of having 2–4 extra hours of sleep in a day. And it works like a charm every single time. It never lets me down."

2. Limiting her alcohol intake

"I'm 37 years old, and I don't do hangovers—well, I do do them every once in a while, but they last 35 business days," says Perry, adding that becoming a mom has given her reason to practice "more self-control" with the amount of alcohol she drinks. This, she says, is what inspired her to launch De Soi. The brand offers three ready to drink, functional flavors infused with adaptogens (aka antioxidant-rich herbs and mushrooms), which have become an integral part of Perry's own nighttime routine.

"I wanted to give myself another option...for those nights and even days when I wanted to feel something more on the natural side," she says. "There's reishi mushroom in one of them, there's maca for that little bit of pep in your step in one of them, and there's ashwagandha for when you want to ease into the evening. So all of these natural herbs give you the lift or the stress relief that you're looking for. But there's nothing self-righteous about this, and there's no shaming...if you want to stick to your chardonnay, you go girl."

3. Working out

"Recently, I decided to get back into shape, which was a conscious decision," says Perry. "I'm not a huge fan of being in the gym, but I love dancing, which I'm doing a lot of right now thanks to my music video and the show I just started in Vegas. For me, it's all about stamina and sustainability."

4. Taking supplements

To keep her body functioning at peak capacity, Perry supplements her fitness routine with, well, supplements. "I've had to find balance, which for me has meant taking a lot of supplements," she says. "I love taking peptides, which, especially at age 37, gives me an extra kick. I also love experimenting with different drinks—in the morning, before Orlando [Bloom] and I have our coffee, we'll drink celery juice or do a niacin flush."

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