She might be checking her phone the first thing when she gets out of bed but Priyanka Chopra has most of her priorities right. When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in the world about their lives, sometimes the most fascinating answers come from the simplest questions. A glimpse into the world of one of the most talked about Indian actresses today.

Thrive Global: What gives you energy?

Priyanka Chopra: An interesting day.

TG: What’s your secret life hack?

PC: I dance to the beat of my own drum. It’s fun to discover every day as a new day. No one can tell you what you can or cannot achieve. I respond to reason.

TG: Tell us about your relationship with your phone. Does it sleep with you?

PC: It’s complicated!

Knowing that you don’t have to stay broken is empowering

Priyanka Chopra

TG: How do you deal with email?

PC: I’m old-school… If you need me, call me. Why is everyone always emailing?! Ok, I sound old. I tackle them usually in between shots while filming and in order of priority… but I would be lying if I told you that my unread email count is at 0. It’s at 25,000. Sorry! Call me.

TG: You unexpectedly find 15 minutes in your day, what do you do with it?

PC: It’s VERY rare, but when I have it… I sleep.

TG: When was the last time you felt burned out?

PC: In 2013. I was shooting non-stop, not sleeping, travelling for work, and pretty much unable to get even an hour to myself. But it’s nothing a little beach R&R can’t cure! Two weeks later, problem solved!

TG: Share a quote that gives you strength when times are tough.

PC: Selena Gomez really inspired me with her acceptance speech at the AMAs once. She said, “If you are broken, you don’t have to stay broken.” I think this perspective is something that we can all learn from and gain strength from when we find ourselves in situations that test our heart, mind, body, or general well-being. Knowing that you don’t have to stay broken is empowering.

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