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Drew Barrymore takes one thing at a time

Drew Barrymore takes one thing at a time

Drew Barrymore says postpartum depression taught her to take "one thing at a time."

The 'Miss You Already' star, who recently admitted she battled the mental illness for six months after giving birth to her second daughter, Frankie, 18 months, in April 2014, still struggles to balance her family and her career, but tries not to be so hard on herself.

Discussing how the experience changed her, the 40-year-old actress, who also has daughter Olive, three, with husband Will Kopelman, said: "It's really important. I was in the kids' class with Frankie and Olive this morning and I started fretting about some piece of work news that was just stressful...and I just thought, 'Save it until after class.' One thing at a time."

Drew also opens up about her depression in her new memoir, 'Wildflower' and explaining her decision to share her story, she told E! News: "The chapter that I wrote that includes Toni [Collette] is called 'Postpartum Me,' but really it's just a wonderful little exploration of how you just try to find the balance of it all. And it is a beautiful time and an emotional time and an overwhelming time.

"But it's where you call on yourself to become that strong and amazing nurturing animal and conquer everything and get ahead of it. It's just an amazing transition, but it is a transition."