I'm shelving self-care for now: Brooklyn

Updated: Dec 16, 2018, 14:43 IST | A Correspondent

US tennis star Andy Roddick's wife, also an actress and entrepreneur, insists work and children are priority over gratifying herself

I'm shelving self-care for now: Brooklyn
Brooklyn Decker

American model and actress and wife of tennis star Andy Roddick, Brooklyn recently said she wants to put in the hard yards now for a better future. Decker, 31, who will be starring in the Netflix show Grace and Frankie which will be released in January, is the cofounder of Finery, a virtual wardrobe management app.

The mother of two, Hank, 3, and Stevie, 1, said it's fine to priorities work over everything else. "My point with self-care is that I think women, specifically, have relationships. They have friendships. They have careers. They're wearing a million different hats, so to add one more thing to that to-do list to make you feel like you're failing I think is not healthy," Decker was quoted as saying by Pagesix.com.

"For me, right now, my life is completely chaotic. I have a one-year-old and a three-year-old and two jobs," Decker said. "I'm going to shelf self-care for now. Knowing that if I work my butt off right now, there's going to be a day - a time - where I can a take a step back and really give myself that time. Leaning into the discomfort - the change - is OK. You're not failing yourself when you're doing that. Delayed gratification is undervalued."

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