‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Encourage Fans to ‘Unplug’ in New Post About ‘Self-Care’

by Megan Molseed

Unplugging is important when it comes to trying to reboot and regroup. Taking a moment for yourself to find out what comes next, relax for a beat. Or even spend a moment meditating in order to restore your mindset is always important. And, Law & Order: SVU star, Mariska Hargitay is here for this…sharing her inspirational message with fans on Instagram this weekend.

In a Saturday evening Instagram post, the star of the hit NBC detective series posted this important reminder to her fans. And it’s really what all of us need to hear right now.

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes,” read the October 9 Insta post. “Even you.”

The Law & Order: SVU actress captions the inspiring photo with a few equally inspiring hashtags. Each one an inspiration to her fans to take a moment for themselves.

“#Downtime #Meditate #Self-care #Reset #PowerOfDowntime,” Hargitay writes in the post.

What a positive message… and a beautiful reminder, too.

Of course, Mariska Hargitay knows a thing or two about the importance of recharging…and the importance of feeling connected. Even when it comes to her Law & Order: SVU character, Olivia Benson.

Each week, the Law & Order: SVU team deals with storylines that can be incredibly shocking and disturbing. It’s the nature of the job. The on-screen detectives work hard to solve crimes related to Special Victims in New York City. And, many are not for the faint of heart.

However, Mariska Hargitay is often quick to note that her character’s dedication to helping those who need it keeps her going each day.

Benson’s Lion-Hearted Passion

Just last week, the actress channeled the spirit animal of her on-screen character. Noting that SVU’s Olivia Benson is a lion at heart.

“Benson tonight,” the Instagram post said as the newest episode of Law & Order: SVU’s twenty-third season premiered.  

The photo Hargitay included in the post is a gorgeous picture of a long-maned lion. The animal is walking in his habitat…and most likely protecting those he cares about the most.

#DontMessWithBenson#Lionheart,” the actress adds to the Insta post.

An animal that is known for bravery. One that is endlessly protective, courageous, and dedicated, it seems Mariska Hargitay could not have decided on a better spirit-animal for her Law & Order: SVU counterpart.

‘Law & Order: SVU’s’ Focuses On Healing After The Difficult Stories

“It became very apparent to me early how much, culturally, we needed this character who relentlessly fights and advocates for women and for survivors, and who does it with compassion,” Mariska Hargitay has said of her role as Olivia Benson.

However, Hargitay adds that she felt Olivia Benson’s role on Law & Order: SVU was important because she knows she is a detective who believes that survivors have the strength to heal. Even from even the most horrific situations.

And, says Hargitay, Benson is “somebody who is unequivocally committed to righting wrongs. She is a detective who believes survivors, who’s aware of the healing in it.”