Anne Hathaway Credits Her Son With Her Realization That She Needs More Breaks

Anne Hathaway is figuring out her perfect work-life balance

Like most mothers, everything changes once they have a baby, including priorities. Speaking to Shape magazine, Hathaway, 36, said that is wasn’t until she had her son Jonathan Rosebanks, 3, that she realized she could take a break.

“Before I had my son, I sensed this pressure to fill my schedule. If I wasn’t working, I felt like I was wasting time,” “The Hustle” actress said. “Now I know I have to build in breaks in my year, and there are times when I’m just not available to work because it’s important for me to be home with him.”

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“So I shop a lot less. I cook a lot more. I read a lot more,” she added. “I write a lot more. I communicate a lot more. I make more time for the things that matter to me because suddenly I have more time.”

And while taking breaks is now an area of her life she has sorted, there is still much Hathaway is figuring out.

“Finding yourself takes as long as it takes, and I’m still in the process,” she says, laughing, “It’s not as if I’m sitting in the lotus position ready to dole out advice. Some days are still like, ‘Whoa, I just fell off this cliff again!’ But learning how to be kind to yourself while you’re discovering who you are is something I wish for everybody.”

Hathaway adds that you shouldn’t “beat yourself up” for “not having all the answers, not knowing what to do and making mistakes.”

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A relatively new side to filmmaking that Hathaway has taken on is producing, including “Colossal” and the upcoming “The Lifeboat”.

“I love what I do. And to stretch out a bit and see if I can occupy this community in a way that’s larger than I currently do is really cool,” she reveals.

Hathaway’s next movie “The Hustle”, co-starring Rebel Wilson, hits theatres on May 10.

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