Olivia Newton-John Daily Routine

I try to do something creative every day, whether I sit down at my piano and tinker about or draw or doodle. My husband [John Easterling] says I’m always singing. I’m not even aware I do it. Singing is part of me. My daughter [Chloe Rose Lattanzi] has been staying with me for a couple of months, and we just recorded a duet together.

4 lifestyle secrets Olivia Newton-John follows without fail

Doing things I love keeps me feeling young

Throughout my career there have been times when my schedule was really demanding and all-consuming, which is why I now make family and friends a priority; spending time with them is what matters most. Laughter is one of my greatest joys, so I like to surround myself with people who are positive and funny.

One of the other big blessings in my life is singing and I find that it connects straight to my heart’s centre where my creative energy flows. No matter what’s happening in my life, what excitement or struggles might be going on, singing always brings me a sense of peace.

Nature helps me to recharge

In a world full of electronics and screens, I feel it’s vital to make connecting with nature a regular practice – it helps melt away any tension I may be feeling. The first thing I do when I get home after touring is to walk barefoot with my feet on the earth to re-energise.

I love to go on walks with my husband, John, and my dog, Raven, and just spend time in the garden with my chooks and mini horses, Harry and Winston.

Self-care is good for my body and soul

Creating daily rituals to nurture myself has become a non-negotiable health habit. When I don’t start the day with some movement, breathing and meditation, I feel out of whack.

Mindfully loving my body while I apply my skincare and essential oils is how I show self-love on a daily basis. I never skip these steps as I’ve realised how profoundly healing they are for my mind, body, heart and spirit.

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What’s the most important thing that you’ve learned throughout your journey with cancer? 

Going through cancer, you learn you’re strong. Most people are not aware of the strength they have until they’re put to the test by something in their lives. I’m one of those people. I believe that if you’re sad, you must allow yourself to express those feelings. I used to tell people to scream under the bathwater or scream into a pillow—anything that lets it out of your body because it’s stressful to hold those feelings in. You can’t go around a problem. You have to face it.

You call yourself a cancer “thriver.” What does it mean to be positive in the face of this disease?

Staying positive has been important for me. Doctors sometimes choose to tell their patients how much time they have after a diagnosis, but I think that’s disastrous—once you’ve told somebody that, they take it into their subconscious. Our mind is powerful, so I don’t tend to look at statistics. I believe that I’m going to be OK, and I do what I can to stay healthy and positive.

When I was diagnosed, I decided that I was going to be well and I was going to get through this. I was going to allow my body to heal and say goodbye to the cancer. I didn’t set up a battlefield or war inside my body. I tried to encourage my body to get back in balance and to tell the cancer I don’t need it anymore. It’s a different way of thinking about it, but so far, it’s been good for me.

What’s one piece of advice you give to anyone recently diagnosed?

I tell people to have a friend or family member field the phone calls you’ll get from concerned friends and family. I remember when I was first diagnosed, one girlfriend called me and started crying on the phone. That freaked me out because it made me feel vulnerable. What does she know that I don’t? I think it’s better to use that time doing something you enjoy for yourself. Let an assigned person do all the talking about what treatments you’re getting so you don’t spend your whole time talking about it.

What’s one thing you’ve learned during the pandemic?

I’ve learned so many things about myself during the pandemic. One is that I realized a tidy house isn’t so important. I like things to be neat, but I’ve had to let that go. I’m not worried about every dish being in its place. I just relax a little bit more.

What’s something you do everyday?

I try to do something creative every day, whether I sit down at my piano and tinker about or draw or doodle. My husband [John Easterling] says I’m always singing. I’m not even aware I do it. Singing is part of me. My daughter [Chloe Rose Lattanzi] has been staying with me for a couple of months, and we just recorded a duet together.

How has healthy eating helped you stay well?

I’ve been eating mostly plant-based, and I really like it. I’m not a strict vegan. I eat fish and eggs and occasional dairy. We cook up about six different vegetables with olive oil, lemon, liquid aminos, non-dairy cheeses, a salad, and that’s a really satisfying meal for me.

Sources:

  • https://www.oversixty.co.nz/health/body/4-lifestyle-secrets-olivia-newton-john-follows-without-fail
  • https://www.nowtolove.com.au/health/mind/olivia-newton-john-cancer-mental-health-53436
  • https://parade.com/1149375/nicolepajer/olivia-newton-john-cancer/
  • https://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/health/celebrity-profiles/olivia-newtonjohn-does-these-three-things-every-morning-for-better-mental-health/news-story/e859ade16188da6f0debdd4bf7267a36