Kate Hudson has not been single in five years, and admits that it's been an adjustment.
The 36-year-old actress announced her split from her fiance, Matthew Bellamy, in December 2014, and has taken this year to enjoy being back on the market.
"It's nice to get acquainted with myself alone," she told Harper's Bazaar. "You know, the goal when you get into a relationship is not to be out of the relationship. It's to try to stay in the relationship. But if it doesn't work, you can't force things."
When it comes to her failed romances, the Oscar nominee doesn't blame her fame. "I always laugh when people go, 'Hollywood … look at them.' I'm like, 'No, look at the world!'" she said. "Statistically it's tough out there -- relationships have a 50-50 chance. The odds aren't great, you know?"
Hudson -- who has an 11-year-old son, Ryder, with her ex-husband Chris Robinson, and a 4-year-old son, Bingham, with Bellamy-- says she's now focused on having a balanced lifestyle. "It's good to take a second to make my life about getting myself centered, clearing the energy, no overlapping," she continued. "I'm at that age now. I really do feel very lucky. I've had my kids and my relationships. I've set my life down -- I'm in my house, and I'm alone with my children -- and I'm at peace, and that's a really nice feeling. All I really want in my life is to maintain that."
That being said, Hudson does admit that it's not always easy balancing work and motherhood. "I think a lot of people, especially when you're a woman, you have kids, and work on movies, it's hard because you're away from them," she shared. "There's nothing lazy about it. You go to work, get on the first plane home even if it's for eight hours, go back to work. I don't want to be away from my family, I love it so much. I just enjoy being on movie sets."
Hudson recently revealed to ET what she's looking for in a potential boyfriend. "It starts with a connection doesn't it?" she explained. "You just never quite know and when you connect you connect."