Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking a self-care week.

Ocasio-Cortez used her Instagram story to announce her break on Monday, reports Paper.

"Hello everybody," she said. "I am starting a week of self-care where I am taking the week off and taking care of me. I don't know how to do that though, so I would appreciate any and all self-care tips."

The 29-year-old used to be adamant about taking care of herself before she went on the campaign trail.

“Before the campaign, I used to practice yoga 3-4x/week, eat nutritiously, read and write for leisure,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “As soon as everything kicked up, that all went out the window. I went from doing yoga and making wild rice and salmon dinners to eating fast food for dinner and falling asleep in my jeans and makeup.”

Ocasio-Cortez plans to go to Upstate New York to “spend a few days in the middle of nowhere.”

Before she started her break, Ocasio-Cortez was looking toward 2020, according to Politico.

A source close to the congresswoman-elect and ally group Justice Democrats says she has recruited a Black woman, who has yet to be named, to challenge New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. Jeffries is a contender for future speaker of the House. Jeffries has faced ongoing criticism from progressives for accepting donations from corporations.

“It’s personal for Ocasio,” the source said. "And she’s going to go all out to take him out.”

The source added Ocasio-Cortez believes Jeffries started a whisper campaign against Rep. Barbara Lee because she donated to the former’s campaign. Lee narrowly lost the Democratic Caucus chair to Jeffries.

Corbin Trent, Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesman, denied the source’s charges but admitted the race was a disappointment.

“We’re not looking at recruiting people to run campaigns; we’re looking at building a congressional staff,” he said.

“We’re disappointed in the way that the leadership elections went down, specifically that leadership election," said Trent. "We would have liked to have seen that be a more fair fight with less pressure."


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