Paula Patton is doing just fine after her divorce from Robin Thicke.
In fact, she's got the sort of healthy coping skills we could all use.
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The Warcraft actress understands that it's important to let go of things you can't control and focus on the moment instead.
Speaking with People recently, she explained:
"You just keep living your life and have faith that everything sorts itself out. Be patient, I'm learning that later in life it's like, 'All in due time,' and the real goal is to find joy in the right now. Focusing on what I have right now is really good and not be concerned with things I can't control: How other people see me, what they say, it's wasted energy for me and it's never done me any good."
That's it exactly! You have to remind yourself that you can't control everything, and just do your best. It's the only way!
Of course the 40-year-old (who totally looks 25) acknowledges that it's a difficult process:
"It's not that it's every day, you fight for it. I want more joy. I want more happiness. I have a beautiful son. I've been lucky to do what I've done and to focus on anything else is such a waste. It's a discipline because trust me we all go there. What I'm striving for is to have more joy, play, have fun with this life. Growing older is a good thing in that way, right? Keep on trucking. You have to find the place where it gets comfortable and easier."
Sounds to us like she's right on track to finding that place.
We wish her happiness, clarity, and peace!
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