They assume that they don’t. So live like a dude. Don’t worry about how you balance it all do good enough. As long as you have your peace, your grace, your joy… you know there’s gonna be some days you hit it out of the park at work maybe not so much at home. Some days you’re gonna be hitting it out of the park at home. Not so much at work,” she says.space“>
“Some days you’re going to be like ‘Let’s try five positions!’ and some days is gonna be the same old six o’clock and that’s all gonna be OK. I mean and if there’s people in your life that that are demanding that perfection or some sort of like ‘You better be a chef, a double zero, you better be the business woman of the year, you better be you know this perfect unattainable thing, some parent that makes zero mistakes that’s there for every freakin’ thing that these kids are not going to remember’ I’m sorry you can’t be in my life because it’s actually abusive to put that kind of expectation on one another. Set yourself free.”
When all else fails, Gabrielle Union has a fool-proof back up plan for getting out of things that works every time.
“If you fake a gangster a gastro intestinal issue people will leave you the hell alone because what they’re imagining is so disgusting that they want no part of you,” she jokes. “Go in a bathroom, lock the door, bring your iPad, get through a few episodes of your favorite show and people will leave you alone. I don’t know if it’s something about having the runs or whatever but it will buy you some time.”
Get more with Gabrielle Union and find out how Jessica Alba carves out time for self-care in the full interview, above.