Anne Curtis on being passionista: ‘It’s quite a wild ride but I swear it’s worth it’

Anne Curtis

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A Passionista herself who’s known for numerous achievements in and beyond show business, Anne Curtis tells us what being a “Passionista” means to her.

“When I hear the word Passionista, I think of someone who is in love with life. Someone who has this awe-inspiring passion in everything she does, whether in her career or in her personal life, so much that everyone around that person just can’t help but be encouraged to do the same. It’s being single-minded when it comes to running towards your dreams and never stopping!”

It is no surprise that Anne gets her fuel from something more meaningful than fame and personal success. All of Anne’s pursuits in beauty and fashion, fitness, food, travel, and business are not just for herself but also for others.

“ also means that you have a strong desire to serve, to uplift, and even bring others with you on your journey,” she says.

Staying on top of her game, even starting several businesses with her friends, and, being a caring wife & now a doting mom to an active toddler, Anne shares that keeping the balance in her life has been a challenge.

“Honestly, it’s not easy! But when you know what you love and you’re clear with your direction, you find ways to make everything work.”

She adds, “Sometimes we just want to do so many things all at once! But when you find that sweet spot, everything will have a better flow and you’ll be able to find more joy in what you do.”

Here are the multimedia superstar’s tactics when it comes to organizing her life:

  1. Time blocking
    “On a daily basis, I make sure to block time for my family outside of work, especially
    now that I have my daughter. “
  2. Prioritizing self-care
    “Personal self-care time is also very important to me—working out and eating healthy. It
    gives me more fuel to pursue the things that I enjoy doing.”
    “You want to always have a set of self-care activities that you know work for you on
    days that you need them most, to help you get back on focusing on and enjoying your
    passions, to help you stop overthinking, and concentrating on how far you’ve come
  3. Advanced planning
    “Planning things ahead, sometimes weeks or even months ahead helps me a lot, but
    still carving some space for flexibility does wonders.”
  4. Using organizers
    “Use your phone calendar for appointments and important schedules so you get
    reminders and you don’t miss anything, while making sure to add planned dates for your
    rest days too!”
  5. Pausing when needed
    “We all have those days when we just don’t feel like getting up and conquering the
    world because it can’t be all just happy days all the time, right? When I feel down and
    unmotivated, I try to really pause and take a quick break from it all and really try to
    center myself. If I only have a few minutes to spare, I try to meditate for a few minutes
    and maybe get a quick gentle workout in (yoga is perfect for this). Super helpful to talk
    to friends, too, especially those who are also Passionistas themselves.”
    Like most of the artists we see on screen, Anne spends most of her days working
    nonstop—long shooting hours, early calltimes, countless rehearsals, events left and
    right, and more. Is there anything in particular that prevents her from accomplishing
    everything on her plate?