Jennifer Aniston’s Advice to Younger Self: Go to Therapy
Jennifer Aniston in Glamour magazine (Alexei Hay/Glamour)
Jennifer Aniston strikes a pose in Glamour magazine (Alexei Hay/Glamour)
Jennifer Aniston has achieved a lot of success in her 44 years, but the A-list actress, who sat down for a Glamour Q&A conducted by her "We're the Millers" co-star Jason Sudeikis for the magazine's September issue, says she'd still have a few words of wisdom for her former self if she could go back in time.
Aniston's advice for her teenage self is pretty standard – "Don't try so hard. Pay attention. Do your homework. Go to class." And she'd merely tell twentysomething Jen to not "fret so much," because she "did OK in my twenties." But she has plenty of tips for her thirtysomething self, and goes so far as to even suggest she seek mental help.
"Thirties. Thirties," the actress, who was infamously married to Brad Pitt from age 30 to 35, and arguably underwent one of the most intensely documented divorces in history, muses before really letting her younger self have it.
"Go to therapy. Clean up all of the sh-t. Clean up all of the toxins and the noise. Understand who you are. Educate yourself on the self."
When Sudeikis comments that learning about yourself is important in your 30s because, "at that point, anything that you thought was just a habit is actually you," Aniston seems to disagree, sharing a happiness philosophy.
"You can undo a lot of things," she insists. "If you're not happy, you can become happy. Happiness is a choice. That's the thing I really feel. Like with friends who refuse to get happy, who refuse to rise above the discomfort of where they’re at."
Jennifer Aniston looks gorgeous in September issue of Glamour (Alexei Hay/Glamour)
The actress credits her self-awareness for helping her find love and a healthy relationship with fiancé Justin Theroux.