Sophia Bush is constantly on the go. In between acting, standing up for women’s rights and spreading cultural] awareness through humanitarian efforts, the 35-year-old actress is leaning in in every possible direction. So when we caught up with her while she was busy promoting a new cause close to her, speaking to women about their birth control options through the #NoHormonesPlz campaign, we wanted to know what she does on her down time.
“To unwind? If only I had more time!” Bush told us while sitting down for our 5 Questions video series. “I kind of feel like I am always scheduled within five minutes so I try to take moments, like if I am in a cab on the way to the airport to put my headphones in and do a guided meditation app. Or if I know I’ve got a little free time to Facetime a friend, anything that sort of makes me feel like I having a little bit of ‘me time.’”
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Bush didn’t gain such wisdom overnight. In fact, the actress and social activist told us exactly what she wish she had known when she was in her 20s.
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“The advice I would give to my younger self — or really any young woman who is trying to find her place in the world — is just to stop worrying about being somebody else’s definition of enough,” Bush shared.
She continued: “I was speaking in a conference with Glennon Doyle and the best thing she talked about how our mistakes are really the things that make us who we are. I look back at all of the messy aspects of my 20s and I know that the woman that I am in my 30s was equally influenced by those things as by you know everything that I was able to achieve.”
Learn more about Bush’s work with the #NoHormonesPlz campaign here. What’s do you think of her mantras? Share with us in the comments below.
–with reporting by Brittany Talarico