The Celeb Guide to … Living a Happy, Stress-Free Life
BE SELECTIVE ABOUT FRIENDS
"I have a very small circle," Jennifer Lawrence tells Entertainment Weekly. "The moment I feel like someone is using me or is in it for the wrong reasons, I have zero guilt about just cutting them the f--- out of my life. My bulls--- detector is phenomenal," she says. "None of my friends bulls--- me. Everything in my life has to be real."
YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE
It's the old adage that still rings true, and is one Ellen DeGeneres lives by. "I think you can't expect someone to treat you a certain way," she tells PEOPLE exclusively. "Whatever it is, if you're getting a lot of negative energy or anger, you have to say, 'Why am I getting this? Am I doing something to create it?' And if the answer is honestly no, then get out of that situation."
LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF
"You have to love you, and if you don't love you no one else will," says Serena Williams, expanding on the importance of self-acceptance: "If you do love you, people will see that and they'll love you too."
ADOPT A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
Like attracts like, after all, according to Diddy and his mantra: "Positive attracts positive, negative attracts negative."
TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF
In August 2016, Selena Gomez made the decision to deal with the side effects of her Lupus diagnosis, which include anxiety, panic attacks and depression. "I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off," the singer told PEOPLE in a statement. "Thank you to all my fans for your support. You know how special you are to me, but I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best."
MAKE AN EFFORT IN YOUR ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP
"Don't lie to your partner. Ultimately the expression on your face gives you away, and they feel betrayed by the lie," says Vanessa Lachey, who stresses that honesty and communication is key in a happy, healthy relationship. "If this is the person you're going to be with — forever and ever, for better or worse — they will love you for all of your good and all of your bad. They'll love you for you. So open communication is key."
Not only is working out encouraged for a healthier lifestyle, but hitting the gym is also an effective outlet after a less-than-stellar day. "I feel so good in the gym that it [affects] the rest of my day," Khloé Kardashian tells PEOPLE. "It's a healthy addiction. It's like buying your sanity!"
"To me, happiness is doing something meaningful that helps people, and that I believe in, with people I love," Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said during a Q&A.
ACCEPT THAT AGING IS INEVITABLE
While the idea of growing older may seem daunting to some, there are celebs — like Oscar-nominated actress Sigourney Weaver — who welcome it. "I like getting older. There's nothing more inspiring to me than a woman in her 70s who's full of life and still useful," Weaver has said. "I never notice age in people's faces. I just look at the whole person."
"Why am I doing the work I'm doing? Why am I friends with this person? Am I living the best life I possibly can? Questions are often looked upon as questions of doubt but I don't see it that way at all," says Joseph Gordon-Levitt. "I question things to stay present, to make sure I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing."