Daytime Emmy–nominated actress, author, wife, mom and beauty brand entrepreneur Lisa Rinna, 57, shares her tips for finding health, peace and joy.
As dawn breaks in Lisa Rinna’s kitchen, it’s clear from her energetic smile that there’s no end to her get-up-and-go. “I’m an early riser!” the Days of Our Lives and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star shares with FIRST. “I go to bed at 10 every night and by 6:30 AM, I’m ready to take on the day!”
Still, the mother of two admits that since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, her energetic lifestyle has been tempered and she’s discovered the importance of stopping to smell the roses. “I’ve learned that it’s okay to be still this past year,” Lisa says with a smile. “Through the pandemic, I’ve become more patient with myself and others. Life is short — you have to make each day the best day and enjoy every minute!” Here, Lisa’s tips for filling each day with health and happiness and making every moment count.
Soothes the soul: A quick time-out
While Lisa is not a nap-taker, she admits to putting her feet up for a half hour in the afternoon to relax. “It’s rejuvenating!” she cheers.
“It’s good to take time to rest. I’ll watch movies, listen to music, soak in a bath or even meditate with an app called Headspace. It’s all about giving yourself those little moments!”
Radiance secret: Lemon water
“I start every day with a glass of lemon water,” Lisa shares. “I drink at least 32 ounces of it throughout the day, and lately I’ve been adding Paul Newman’s Lemonade for more flavor. Hydration is important — it keeps my skin healthy and puts me in a great mood!”
Daily dose of happy: Dancing
“Like everyone, I’ve also gone through the sadness and depression of isolation in the pandemic,” Lisa admits. “As human beings, we all go through those emotions at times, but when I feel that way, dancing to a little bit of disco music brings me joy and brightens my mood. A few years ago, I actually started dancing on Instagram. I’m silly and people get a kick out of it, so it makes me happy. So if you’re feeling blue, put on your dancing shoes — it’ll brighten your day in no time!” In fact, studies show just one dance improves mood and slashes depression scores by 43 percent.
Inside-out health: Tuning in to your body
“As it turns out, I’ve been an intermittent faster all my life without knowing it,” Lisa laughs. “I don’t eat until after 11 am! At that hour, I’ll have a yerba maté tea or a Fage yogurt with honey, but really, I just eat when I’m hungry and listen to what my body needs.” Lisa also supplements with B complex, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium and B-12. “The B-12 is for energy, and I take vitamin D because it’s important for breast health. Just those small things leave me full of energy and feeling great!”
Boosts mood instantly: A simple reframe
“My mom, Lois, is 93 and has an extremely positive attitude that has given me so much strength,” Lisa shares. “I believe that if you feel good, you attract positivity, and I keep myself feeling good through observation. If I notice I’m being negative, I’ll say, ‘Think something happy and good, Lisa’ — that’s how fast you have to change your mindset! If you can do that 80 percent of the time, your life will change for the better!” In fact, Lisa attributes her happiness to three things: “positive thinking, sleep and positive thinking: I’m going to go with positive thinking twice!”
This story originally appeared in our print magazine, First For Women.