Thu, 12 Jul, 2018Danielle McCarthy

Nicole Kidman shares the crucial decisions she credits for her daily happiness

Nicole Kidman shares the crucial decisions she credits for her daily happiness

Aussie actress Nicole Kidman has shared the micro-decisions she believes helps maintain her daily happiness despite her overwhelmingly demanding schedule.

The 51-year-old balances her duties as a mum, wife and award-winning actress all with a smile by making the right choices day in and day out.

In an interview with Byrdie, Kidman revealed the secret to her happiness, saying she always chooses “to feel gratitude, first and foremost.”

“Choosing to sleep in sometimes rather than get up and exercise – give things up so that I can have more time with my kids," she said. 

The Big Little Lies star also said it was a priority for her to spend time with her husband of 12 years, Keith Urban.

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Kidman said to keep her relationship with her husband healthy, she always needs to stay flexible and always be “willing to adapt to change”.

In such a fast-paced world, Kidman says she chooses to ‘go with the flow’ to live stress-free.

“I like that feeling of going, you know what? This morning, I’m just not going to do that,” she said.

“I’m just going to sit and read the paper, and we’re all just going to kick back.

“And I know that we have plans, but we’re not going to do that,” she added.

“We’re going to change that. I have a big thing about just being easy on yourself, and on others. To go with the flow.”

Although the star keeps on top of current affairs by reading The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, she exercises when she needs to get away from it all. 

In the interview, Kidman confessed that she likes to get massages to ease stress, revealing that she has been trained as a masseuse since the age of 17.

“It’s an interesting story because my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 45, I was 17, and I became a masseuse and did a course because we couldn’t afford for her to get massages after her chemo and her radiation,” Kidman said.

“We didn’t have enough money. So I learned to give massage. And then I really fell in love with giving massage.”

Kidman also said that making decisions such as “saying thank you and smiling” also allow her to live a fuller life.

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