Renee Zellweger is taking a break from acting, so she can spend time doing nothing and "getting bored".
The actress has worked non-stop since she shot to fame in the 1990s and has not had time for any vacations.
However, Zellweger admits she is in need of a break and has instructed her agent to turn down all movie offers until she is fully rested.
She tells America's Glamour magazine: "I'm working on getting bored, and it's really hard! I need to sit still long enough to see where my brain goes. I'm taking time to figure out where I want to go and what I want to do next. In this line of work, you become so (defined by your job)."
Zellweger insists she is having fun rediscovering life's simple pleasures.
She added: "I'm actually going into the bathroom to use my bathroom stuff - rather than to the suitcase where I usually keep it. I'm learning how to use a chest of drawers! I am determined to sit still long enough to get past the existential c**p of the moment.
"I want to learn more. I want to know more. That's what taking this time is about. I'm curious about so many things, but haven't had occasion to be exposed to them enough to really appreciate them."