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Drew Barrymore is positive about the future

Drew Barrymore is positive about the future

Drew Barrymore is feeling positive about the future.

The 'Blended' star - who announced her split from husband Will Kopelman earlier this month - insists she has ditched her "loosey-goosey" attitude in favour of a more focused outlook on life.

When asked what makes her happy, she told PEOPLE magazine: "Just strength. Now that I'm a mom, and I know that it harkens back to the girls, aside from that, it really is girl power, badass. It is strength, clarity, conviction, health and focus ...

"It's funny, because there are times in my life that I am so loosey-goosey, so hedonistic, and it is so just 'hippy-dippy,' but right now I feel this great backbone is, 'One foot in front of the other,' which is sort of my attitude right now. That is anything but loosey-goosey - that if you don't stay in a straight line, you are going to get into trouble."

Meanwhile, the 41-year-old actress - who has Olive, three and Frankie, two, with Will - previously admitted she is "so happy now".

When asked what she would tell her younger self, she said: "I wouldn't have listened, so I wouldn't even bother. But everyone wishes that they could know what they know now in a romantic and poetic way because I am so happy now and I have such a good thing in my life with my kids.

"So there is always that want to go into that 12-year-old's room and say, 'It's going to be alright. It's actually going to be great!'"