Jessica Biel says she is 'constantly' being pulled in 'a million directions' as a mom: 'It's so hard'

Jessica Biel revealed the best parenting advice she has received. (Photo: The Drew Barrymore Show/Ash Bean)
Jessica Biel revealed the best parenting advice she has received. (Photo: The Drew Barrymore Show/Ash Bean)

Jessica Biel is demystifying the concept of work-life balance as a parent.

In an interview for Tuesday's episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, Biel revealed that she has not mastered balance in all aspects of her life and shared how she found peace in being present in the moment.

"I don't think I've done it well necessarily yet. I feel like I'm constantly being pulled in a million directions," she said.

Biel shares sons, 7-year-old Silas and 2-year-old Phineas, with her husband, Justin Timberlake.

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In addition to acting, Biel is also the co-founder of Kinderfarms. Between her two boys, her career and her entrepreneurial pursuits — the mom of two is spread quite thin.

Biel said she's guilty of downplaying just how overwhelmed she really is to appear cool, calm and collected.

"I think I do that thing where I'm like, 'It's all great,' and inside is like a crazy turmoil of ocean waves crashing and I'm freaking out about trying to figure it all out," she explained.

Thankfully Biel has been on the receiving end of some sage advice that has allowed her to release the desire to do and be everything all at once.

"One of the best pieces of parenting advice I ever got was, 'You cannot do both at the same time,'" said Biel. "When you're wrestling on the floor, you're wrestling on the floor. Don't answer the phone. Don't look at a work thing. Don't text somebody. Don't do any of it. You are wrestling on the floor. That's what we do in my household. A lot of wrestling."

Tune into the full episode on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

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