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    I Recently Rewatched "Legally Blonde" And Learned SO MUCH About Self-Care From Elle Woods

    She was the blueprint.

    My name is Laken, and I'm a PhD student. I don't know about you, but I'm STRESSED 99% of the time. Being in grad school (and just living as a human being) can be a lot sometimes.

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    I watched Legally Blonde in high school, but I recently returned to the movie. Now that I'm a busy student, I know just how iconic Elle Woods's self-care strategies are.

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    And these are the 10 times the brilliant blonde blew me away with her self-care.

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    1. When she added aromatherapy to her resume.

    Elle Woods gives her professor a pink, scented resume.
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    I wonder what scent she used on her resumes? I bet it was lavender or patchouli. What a classy queen.

    2. When she promoted the emotional benefits of exercise.

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    “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy."

    3. When she had her loyal, furry friend, Bruiser Woods.

    Elle Woods holding Bruiser, her pet chihuahua, saying "We're both Geminis."
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    Petting a cute dog is a sure-fire way to get some serotonin.

    4. When she soaked up some vitamin D from her lawn chair.

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    Nature is relaxing, right?

    5. When she celebrated her accomplishments with her friends.

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    Her sorority sisters were the real MVPs, and they were never jealous of Elle's success. Elle sure knew how to pick a supportive group of friends.

    6. When she treated herself to spa and nail days.

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    No true self-care icon would go without the regular pampering day.

    7. When she used cute stationary to make class a little more enjoyable.

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    Elle's fuzzy pens and heart notepads brightened up those long lectures.

    8. When she unapologetically owned her smarts and shut down people's stereotypes about her being a "dumb blonde."

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    "You must always have faith in people. And, most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.”

    9. When she put in the hard work.

    Elle Woods working out on her treadmill while reading her school books.
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    Self-care isn't all fun and face-masks. Sometimes, self-care is putting in the effort and determination to meet your goals. And Elle was never afraid of hard work.

    10. And when she cried it out and ate all the chocolate.

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    Never underestimate the power of lots of chocolate and some TV to make a bad day (and a bad breakup) a little better.

    What iconic self-care moments did you enjoy in Legally Blonde or Legally Blonde 2? Post them in the comments below.

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