Oprah Winfrey, a woman at the top of almost everyone’s “goals” list, shares how she manages to remain cool, calm and collected during times of high stress. Her career has spanned decades and served as an example of poise and professionalism, while remaining true to herself. Oprah drop gems everytime she speaks yet in her latest interview with InStyle magzine, she reveals the keys to remaining stress free among other aspects of living an enjoyable life.`
The interview covers everything from the now debunked rumour of an Oprah 2020 presidential run to empowering women and manifesting goals. Oprah, explores the moments in her career that made her career and how she has worked through low moments and identifying with the impact of the #TimesUp movement at the wake of Hollywood’s internal cleanse.
“It has seared into the consciouness a level of awareness that was not there before. That’s the most important thing to me. When Reese Witherspoon can tell her story at the same time as a farm worker in Iowa or a factory worker in Alabama, it says to a person, ‘Oh well, I’ve been putting up with that asshole supervisor for all these years. Maybe it’s time for me to do something to.’ You can see that you’re not alone. We don’t have to turn our heads to pretend something isn’t happening in order to keep going.”
Oprah who is called on for many things has the expected busy workload of a Hollywood media mogul. Even she can become overwhelmed by the exhausting news cycle and ability to constantly refresh for more on social media. Logging off is the first step Oprah takes in staying on top of it all.
“I have taken a step back and a couple notches down. I don’t get up and turn on the TV first thing in the morning. I spend quiet time. I try to center myself, and I’m conscious of what I allow in because there’s so much all day long. I have the app that has all the news stories, so I scroll through the 5 Things You Need To Know Today and then choose which of those things I want to explore more. I try not to lean into the hysteria.
Oprah continues the lighthearted yet heavy hitting interview discussing food, life and more. She even credits Ava DuVernay, citing her as inspiration. When asked “Who’s your Oprah?” she responds with DuVernay and Maya Angelou.
“Ava [Duvernay] is my new one. She’s just burning up; she’s a light! I’m inspired by her. And I feel a real connection, still, to Maya. Sometimes I can just hear her in my presence.”
Oprah’s full interview is full of inspring and heartfelt words. Read the full interview here.