A day in the life of my quarantine: Read Naomi Campbell's diary

Anika Reed, USA TODAY

Going stir-crazy in quarantine? You’re not alone. Celebrities are cooped up in their homes across the country just like the rest of us. As we collectively navigate this uncharted territory, USA TODAY presents Quarantine Diaries, which give readers a peek into how our favorite stars are spending their time at home.

Today's diarist is Naomi Campbell, who is starring as a judge on Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn's new fashion competition reality show “Making the Cut” on Amazon Prime (streaming now). Campbell has gone viral for her coronavirus-minded airport protocol – complete with hazmat suits and disinfecting wipes – and her Instagram Live workouts. Here’s what a day in the life of Campbell's quarantine looks like. – As told to Anika Reed

Staying Apart, Together: A newsletter about how to cope with the coronavirus pandemic

9:30 a.m. I woke up like 9:30. I go to bed quite late. Yesterday, I went to bed 11 p.m. – no, I went to bed at 9:30 p.m. It differs. I have an app from my recovery group in LA that I listen to for morning meditation. And then I pray, I hit my knees and I pray and my day begins. There’s no point counting days. You just have to go day by day. That way, when we are told we can go out, it will be a beautiful sight. Then I get up and I go in the kitchen and I dither around. I try to drink hot water first thing in the morning.

12 p.m. I start my workout around 12-ish. I do that live on Instagram. I don’t do it for Instagram, I do it for me. I’ve shown my workouts on Instagram throughout the years, so that’s not new. I really thought, ‘OK, why don’t we just get everybody moving?’ I think if you can keep active and keep your endorphins and keep your mind active, it’s better for your mind, body and soul.

Post-workout: I’ll do a shower and then either do more cleaning in the house, laundry, ironing, whatever I need to do. And then reading or just on the phone with friends. They’ve now set me up with this Zoom thing. I’m not the world’s great technical person, but I’ve done a lot in the last few weeks. Then I try to relax. I cook. My mom has been telling me old recipes to do over the phone, like Jamaican recipes I used to love when I was younger.

Naomi Campbell has gone viral for her coronavirus-minded airport protocol – complete with hazmat suits and disinfecting wipes – and her Instagram Live workouts.

Lunch: I may have a banana before I workout, and maybe some blackberries or raspberries or pomegranate. I’m not a lunch person, really. My lunch is my shake. I only eat one full meal a day normally, I’m not changing how I am. That takes me through til dinner.

There’s some extra English treats I have in the house that normally I have for Christmastime, but I’m having them now. I’ve got Twiglets, (Cadbury) Dairy Milk, Galaxy chocolate. All the English crisps: cheese and onion, salt and vinegar. I’ve got those English puddings: English chocolate puddings, custard cream. This is my stock.

Music I'm playing: If it’s not DJ D-Nice then it's other friends of mine who are DJ-ing. Swizz Beatz and Timbaland did something together the other day. It’s wonderful to see how people are coming together. I’m so happy for D-Nice for what’s happened to him. He’s such a lovely person. 

DJ D-Nice's #ClubQuarantine online concerts draw famous viewers like Michelle Obama, Oprah, Rihanna

What I'm wearing: I’m in workout clothes in the morning and then maybe in a T-shirt and sweats, and then I may put on a caftan at night. No heels, all with slippers. I take a bath at night.

In the afternoon: I tend to read in the afternoon. There’s an area in my house that I go and I sit in the corner, I look over the water and I read. Because I stopped smoking, I’ve had to reposition myself in my own home in order for me not to feel triggered to want to smoke. So I’ve been sitting in different places in my home where I never used to before.

'Making the Cut': Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn on why their new show is the perfect escape amid coronavirus

What I'm reading: I’ve been reading self-help books, and I’m also reading a book of a project that someone asked me to read that they want to make into a film. I’ve been reading more about body and the anatomy and homeopathic books about what herbs and plants are good for you to take to build your immune (system). 

Dinner: I’m gluten-free, I don’t eat chicken. So it tends to be fish for me. Mashed potatoes, rice, whatever it is, it’s always spicy. 

I’m absolutely social distancing alone. I would have loved to have gone home, but I had to bear in mind my mother is in remission of cancer, my two grandmothers are older. I felt like I was a jeopardy to them, so I chose to stay away in this home. 

US coronavirus map: Tracking the outbreak

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Coronavirus: Naomi Campbell shares a day inside her home quarantine