"I've learned that I'm a massive homebody, and I’m OK with that," the reality star explained. "Coming out of the pandemic, I'm in a better place than I was going into it. I think for the first time, I'm just really at peace. So, I think that's a good thing."
That's not to say that her schedule doesn't get chaotic. Aside from coparenting her three children with ex-husband Jay Cutler, Cavallari is the founder of lifestyle brand Uncommon James, which now sells clothes, jewelry, home decor and skincare products.
When it comes to finding a happy-medium between work mode and mom life, she admitted that wrapping up her run on reality TV "has freed up a lot of time and made my general work-life balance a lot easier to manage."
"I've always had a work bucket and a family bucket, and work never spills over into family. Those are just boundaries that I've always had," she explained. "Obviously, I'm going through a divorce — I only have my kids half of the time now. When I do have my kids, I'm 100 percent mom. I'm all in. Then, when I don't have my kids, that's when I really work hard. You know? I do stuff like [Zoom chats]. I've been able to balance it out that way, which is nice."
The entrepreneur also makes self-care a "priority" when her kids are with their dad.
"Hair washing, taking a bath, putting on a face mask, doing all of those things are all a part of my self-care ritual," she shared. "l also do hot yoga."
"If we don't take care of ourselves, we can't take care of anybody else," the Laguna Beach alum noted. "When I get my kids back, I am fully energized and ready to go. I am the most present I've ever been — I am right there with them the entire time."