Beyoncé is known for her impressive singing and performing talent, incredible work ethic, and, of course, her wealth. But how does she maintain her status as a global superstar while still finding time for herself and her family?
It turns out a lot of her success concerns her daily routine. From early morning gratitude sessions to evenings spent with loved ones, Beyoncé's schedule is carefully planned for work and self-care.
Inside a day in the life of Beyoncé
- Beyoncé does not skip breakfast, seeing it as the foundation of the upcoming day.
- She's a fitness fanatic, hitting the gym daily for intense and varied workouts.
- A self-professed workaholic, her appetite for work is renowned.
After waking up, Beyoncé prays and gives thanks for all of her blessings. She also practices meditation and journalling to help her stay centered and focused. A morning meal is essential to power her through a busy day, either investing in designing a new fashion line, exercising, or recording.
"I always have breakfast—say, scrambled egg whites, a vegetable smoothie, or whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk," Beyoncé tells Shape.
Throughout the day, she aims to drink at least a gallon of water with lemon and leans into as many whole, unprocessed foods as possible.
The singer has a fitness regime that puts Jason Mamoa in the shade. She hits it hard in the gym and always makes room for daily extreme exercises. To maintain that incredible body and awe-inspiring booty, she dances, tones, and trims her way through boxing, crazy cardio, and weight lifting. Check out TallTales for her intense workout routine.
Rehearsals for her sell-out shows take up most mornings and afternoons, with a break for lunch. "I eat a lot of fish and vegetables," she shares in the same interview. But that doesn't mean carbs are off the menu. Quinoa, pita, and even the occasional fry might make appearances every so often, based on the looks of her Instagram feed.
Though she follows a mostly plant-based diet during the week, Beyoncé still allows herself a designated "cheat day" on Sunday when she enjoys treats like pizza and butter pecan ice cream.
According to a chat with People, a perfect Bey Day Sunday includes "No work, not even a discussion about work; lunch at my favorite pizzeria; having a glass of red wine; and watching "Game of Thrones."
During the week, dinner is often lean protein plus more veggies. Beyoncé allows for a little more wiggle room on Sundays and date nights. Italian restaurant fare from hotspots like Mamo, Bar Pitti, and Lucali are dine-out faves when she is in New York.
In an interview on her YouTube channel, she revealed that she likes to work long hours. "I am a workaholic. I don't believe in 'I need to sleep.' If I'm not sleeping, nobody's sleeping. I'm one human being."
Beyoncé's daily routine is a careful balance of diet, a punishing routine, and self-care, allowing her to achieve her professional goals and maintain her physical and mental well-being.