Tyler Perry Shares How He Deals With Stress, How You Can Too

Life & Love | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 03/14/2014 | 04:00 PM EDT

The famed director tells Dr. Oz his unorthodox way of coping with his stress levels...how you too can cope

Tyler Perry recently shared quite an unorthodox way that he copes with his stress or when life becomes too cumbersome.


“I fly RC planes...radio-controlled airplanes,” Perry revealed during an interview with Dr. Oz.


”I’ve got some that are huge. I mean, these things are like 15 feet, 20-feet long and I’m flying them. Only God would give me a hobby where I’m looking up at the sky. So I’m sitting there and I have to focus on what’s happening with the plane in the air and it completely clears my head,” he said.


“But when one of those jokers crash. I’m telling you right now, I want to cry ’cause they are expensive. But that’s what I do.”


Perry’s stress-relieving hobby is clearly one for rich people, but that doesn’t mean you, too, can't find cool and fun things to incorporate into your life to minimize stress. In fact, there are plenty of hobbies you can get into such as boxing, painting or arts and crafts, writing, reading, or whatever else you feel makes you happy or brings you the greatest fulfillment.


The “Single Moms Club” director also added that women in America need to start taking better care of themselves and understand their worth.


“What would I do if I was a woman in America? Well, I have been a woman in America for a little while in the movies. I tell you the thing about it is, as I said, if I could just get people to put themselves on the list, take care of themselves enough to just know that you matter.”


“And that’s why I do these kind of movies,” he continued. “That’s why I do some of the films, they’re really big, broad comedies, but they are these little messages in it that I’m hoping that if people see it, it reminds them of how valuable each life is and each story is. So that’s what’s important.”


So the next time you’re feeling stress, remember to put yourself first, slow down and recharge.

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