Beyoncé’s Staying Power: 7 Moves to Slay Depression for Good

Here are Bey’s 7 life-saving moves to permanently slay depression like a “Grown Woman”
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Beyoncé's Staying Power: 7 Moves to Slay Depression for Good
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You woke up like this! Ready to slay depression for good? Beyoncé has defied gravity in the music world for over 25 years, but her true staying power is marked by her resilience in overcoming mental health struggles

Beyoncé’s navigation of mega-fame and worldwide Beymania hasn’t been all glamorous red carpets. In a groundbreaking 2011 Year of 4 documentary, she revealed how she keeps herself grounded. 

In 2018 she revealed the pain of her challenging labor with her twins, Rumi. Beyoncé hemorrhaged and underwent an emergency C-section as her life hung in the balance. Many Black women harbor the societal pressures to always appear strong.

But this “Brown Skin Girl” figured out how to overcome those destitute days and reclaim her throne as the undisputed Queen. Here are Bey’s 7 life-saving moves to permanently slay depression like a “Grown Woman”:

The Love Central - Beyoncé's Staying Power: 7 Moves to Slay Depression for Good
Many Black women harbor the societal pressures to always appear strong Image source Pinterest

1) Meditate

Raised attending the pinewood pews of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Houston’s Third Ward, Beyoncé’s spirituality roots run deep. 

Prayer, chanting daily affirmations like “I am a queen,” and establishing a morning meditation practice help clear her mind of anxiety-provoking spirals.

2) Don’t Hurt Yourself

Embodying a “Diva” physique starts with uncompromising self-care routines. Queen Bey aims for a disciplined 8+ hours of sleep and fuels her goddess body with a plant-based macrobiotic diet. 

This is based around favored vegan Mexican cuisine like crispy walnut tacos and pushes through grueling workout sessions like her trainer Marco Borges’ 22-Day Revolution.

3) Confidence

Time to work and create your confident image! Slaying depression means abolishing insecurities that diminish your glow.

Beyoncé makes defiant iconic fashion power moves like her Lemonade album braids that captured Black women’s versatility, or the breathtaking African visuals throughout Black Is King that reasserted “I’m a prize, this a franchise, this my life!” 

4) Love On Top

Bolstering mental health means constructing a trusted, inner-circle support system. The Queen relies on her sistas from the Houston grind — day one bestie Kelly Rowland who endured the unglamorous days of Destiny’s Child, and Michelle “the Pimp in a Limp” Williams who understands personal struggles. 

Let’s not forget her momager Tina Knowles who sheltered Bey when her father’s infidelity fractured their family. Along with their husband Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Beyoncé appreciates having these “irreplaceable” loved ones to provide a strong shoulder when she’s sinking.

5) Run the World (Girls)

If role models are the jet fuel to shooting for the stars, Beyoncé is a supersonic rocketship embodying the power of monumentally ambitious goal-setting.

After facing skeptics who dismissed the shy, awkward “Sasha Fierce” as simply unworthy of taking center stage over her more outgoing bandmates, she tunnel-visioned into becoming a globally revered cultural icon whose every move from her hair to her outfits ignited controversy and conversation. 

Through steadfast self-belief, Bey dreamed herself into a reality that seemed virtually impossible to achieve for a Black woman from Houston.   

6) Positivity 

True confidence begins from within, and Beyoncé has mastered the art of speaking life into existence through positive affirmations.

While diligently working her way to the gym for notoriously intense rehearsals that her mother describes as “a real muva job,” Bey uplifting lyrics like “I woke up like this” and “I’m feelin’ myself” helps battle insecurities and body image issues.

The Love Central - Beyoncé's Staying Power: 7 Moves to Slay Depression for Good
Queen Bey wholeheartedly believes in balancing the intense work with letting loose Image source Pinterest

7) Drunk In Love

But lest life gets too consumed by the grind, Queen Bey wholeheartedly believes in balancing the intense work with letting loose! 

Whether it’s chartering a luxury yacht to pour endless crystal goblets of her favorite Moscato from the vineyards or soaking up in the ocean surf during a romantic Dominican Republic baecation with hubby Jay, Bey knows how to “get filthy” and let the good times roll.

Conclusion: Moves to Slay Depression for Good

Queen Bey hasn’t achieved perfection and continues to level up, but she refuses to stop getting her mindset in “Formation.” 

The key to her longevity and ability to overcome tragedy, backlash, industry turbulence, and the darkest pits of depression is constantly rediscovering her confidence and self-belief through this battle-tested 7 move to slay depression.

By applying her sacred mantras in your own life too, you’ll have the power to not only survive — you can emerge from the storm as an unbowed, supreme empress reigning over your world.

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