How Andi Dorfman's Self-Care Rituals Helped Her Become More Confident
Andi Dorfman is here to remind you that self-care is not selfish.
“I just don’t see how taking care of yourself is in any way self-absorbed,” the Season 10 Bachelorette said in a new interview with Bustle published Monday. “It’s just another way of giving yourself the love and attention you deserve.”
The franchise star went on to list the ways in which she enjoys pampering herself.
“I’m a big body scrub and hair mask person, and I love taking a nice hot bath, usually with Epsom salt, [as] it’s a way for me to unwind mentally and physically,” she said, explaining that her self-care practices increased throughout the pandemic. “I think when I feel like my hair looks good or my outfit looks good, there’s an inner confidence that grows. And, of course, the same goes for my skin. When it’s looking and feeling good, and I know I’m taking great care of it, my confidence inherently goes up.”
According to Andi, the confidence she has gained through her self-care rituals — which include making a concerted effort to be kinder to herself — have helped her work through self-esteem issues.
“I’ve struggled with self-confidence in the past just like so many other women and men have, and I learned that a really great way to build up your confidence is to speak to yourself like you’d speak to a friend or a family member,” she said. “We’re so often doling out compliments to other people yet can be so hard on ourselves.”
Andi added, “But giving yourself a compliment is not being self-centered or narcissistic — it’s giving yourself self-worth and self-love.”
The brunette beauty also explained how running is an outlet that she often turns to for comfort.
“Running is not only physically exhilarating but it also allows me to mentally check out for a bit and just listen to music and be alone with my thoughts,” said Andi, who launched an app called Andorfins, created for beginner and intermediate runners, this year. “It’s become a very therapeutic ritual for me, and I want that for other people.”