Cassie Randolph was introduced to a whole new level of stress when she won Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor. Though she’s grateful to have found such a loving partner and to be exposed to so many new opportunities, she finds herself getting overwhelmed in this “new life.”
In a recent interview with Thrive Global, Randolph spoke about how she knows she’s feeling depleted.
“When I start to cry at really odd things,” she said.
How Cassie Randolph practices self-care
So what does Randolph do when she’s feeling like she’s running on empty? She makes a point to set aside “alone time to read, exercise, get a facial, or spend time with my friends and family.”
When she’s feeling stressed (an all-too-often occurrence for Randolph as she tackles school, work, modeling, and events), Randolph takes a little break from her to-do list.
“I usually take a small break and either get some fresh air, make some tea or coffee, and reprioritize by crossing things off my to-do list without allowing myself to feel guilty about it. I give myself a time limit on being overly emotional or having a pity party, then I force myself to let go of the pressure. Life will go on, regardless of my stress, so why am I stressing? I think of the worst thing that could happen, and that usually puts things in perspective,” she said.
Getting a good night’s sleep and eating healthy are very important to Cassie Randolph’s overall wellness
Something else that gives Randolph energy is keeping her diet and sleep schedule in check.
“I allow myself to take time out to refocus and energize by making sleep a priority and eating healthy. I am so much more efficient when I take care of the basics. I also love to journal, and when I’m really stressed or upset, it always helps reset, streamline, and organize my thoughts,” she said.
Good sleep hygiene is a big deal lately for the reality star.
“I have been doing a lot of research on sleep, and am realizing that the need to make sleep a priority is as important, if not more so, than eating healthy and exercising. It also has a drastic effect on our mental health. One thing that has helped me is staying off of my phone in the evenings and reading instead,” she said.
In addition to getting enough sleep and making sure her body gets the nutrients she needs, Randolph tries to surround herself with positive people for her mental wellness.
“Having a full night’s sleep is a necessity for me to have energy throughout the day — and also staying super hydrated. More than either of those things, having a positive mindset on whatever I have to get finished during the day — even if the day’s agenda sucks — is key, so I make sure I am surrounding myself with positive people with good energy,” she said.
When all else fails when she’s feeling overwhelmed, Randolph tries to keep an eye on the “big picture.”
“I would say always keeping a ‘big picture’ outlook on things. No matter what you’re going through, always try and remove yourself from the situation before you react in order to gain an insightful and level-headed perspective on things,” she said when asked what her secret “life hack” is.