Mumbai: Actress Lisa Ray believes there's a need to “promote a culture of self-care” in India and across the world.
"I find that we need to promote a culture of self-care in India and everywhere in the world. If you don't put your mental, physical and spiritual health first, no one else will.
"In order to put in the long hours of creative work required, I take a rejuvenating break involving a detox, a tech detox - which means ditching all technology - and yoga and meditation in nature,” Lisa said in a statement.
The cancer survivor also highlighted the need for taking a break, and said it's not a “selfish” thing to do.
“As a cancer survivor, I value my life and health more than before, so I understand taking a break is not selfish - it's essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
"Plus, since our lifestyles are over-scheduled, I actually schedule in my retreat as I would work. Schedule in breaks to ensure they happen and approach them with a guilt-free attitude," she added.
On the work front, the 43-year-old has wrapped up the shooting of “Zahhak”, the official Hindi remake of "Oculus", in London.
She will also be seen next in the forthcoming romantic entertainer "Ishq Forever". She's excited to play an "action-oriented" woman on screen and is working hard for it.