Gina Rodriguez: ‘Forget the Negative’

The actress shares her secret life hack and how she spends a 15 minute break in her day.

When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in the world about their lives, sometimes the most fascinating answers come from the simplest questions. The Thrive Questionnaire is an ongoing series that gives an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world’s most successful people.

Thrive Global: What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed? 
Gina Rodriguez: Pray.

TG: What gives you energy? 
GR: Other people’s happiness.

TG: What’s your secret life hack? 
GR: Forget the negative.

TG: Name a book that changed your life. 
GR: The Mastery of Love.

TG: Tell us about your relationship with your phone. Does it sleep with you? GR: Yes. It most certainly does, and we are currently working on spending some time alone, without one another.

TG: How do you deal with email? 
GR: I answer them as they come.

TG: You unexpectedly find 15 minutes in your day, what do you do with it? GR: Sleep.

TG: When was the last time you felt burned out and why? 
GR: Right now because I woke up at 5am for two days to shoot a 12 plus hour day on Jane.

Gina Rodriguez is a Golden Globe award-winning actress best known for her role as Jane Villanueva in Jane the Virgin, which airs on the CW.