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Orange is the New Black star Taylor Schilling has some sage wellness advice she’d like to share with you.

The actress, who takes her care and well-being pretty serious, recently shared her self-care routine with The Cut, as well as the advice she’d like to share with anyone who’s willing to listen. The best thing she had to say?

“Trying to maintain an image actually hinders the pursuit of that goal. If you’re trying to fit into a certain mold and also trying to be this honest human, they’re mutually exclusive, they x each other out. It’s baffling. The two parts are so unrelated. Life is difficult and not a glossy magazine.”

So true! She added that the secret to maintaining your own well-being is getting your mind in order.

“Wellness is definitely an inside job. For me, nothing exists on the wellness spectrum unless my mind is settled and my personal life feels rich, spontaneous and also grounded. Then other things fall into place. Without feeling my own presence, I don’t feel very well. When all that is handled, then there can be other fun things going on.”

Schilling says that additionally, she exercises on the reg and tries to eat well. She’s also trying to evolve and become less rigid in her routine, explaining,

“When I spent a lot of energy trying to manipulate my outside, there wasn’t a lot of energy left over.”

We hear that, Taylor!

OITNB season 5 will debut on Netflix June 9.

Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to started Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. She’s currently obsessed with Vanderpump Rules, lipstick, and her kitty Tom.