Anne Hathaway has a unique way of dealing with stress and anxiety. The Serenity actress revealed how she gets rid of any negative feelings in Town & Country’s February issue. “Set a timer on your phone, have a candle nearby, and write it all down,” she says while recommending at least 12 minutes to expel all troubles on the page.
While Hathaway has discovered one method of expelling her stress, she’s found another way to keep in touch with the global world—through social media. “Having the ability to do something on my own terms has been good for me,” she says of using Instagram as a way to fend off paparazzi. “It has allowed me to calm down and communicate in a way that’s more clear.”
Hathaway stars next in Serenity opposite Matthew McConaughey and Diane Lane. The story follows a fishing boat captain whose past comes back to haunt him. She’s also filming eight episodes of a new TV show called Modern Love and a new film called The Last Thing He Wanted in Puerto Rico.
Serenity is in theaters January 25th.
This article originally appeared on People.