That's why Kerry Washington felt the need to drop her social media connections, albeit briefly, in May, the Scandal star explained in her cover interview for InStyle magazine's September issue, due out August 12.
'I started to feel overwhelmed, like there was too much noise,' the 39-year-old said. 'I felt like I had to get back to who Kerry really is.'The star, who is expecting her second child, said it was her success - and her unborn baby - that forced her to pull back a little.
'I think that's where the need for quiet is coming from. You arrive at a certain place of achieving and suddenly you feel like your goals are being dictated by other people,' she said.
'Right now, as I get ready for this second baby, it's really about me being in touch with what I want.'The actress is expecting her second child with her San Francisco 49ers cornerback husband, Nnamdi Asomugha.
The couple, who married in 2013, already share two-year-old daughter, Isabelle.
And she looked stunning in the cover shot and two others that InStyle released on Thursday, all showing her from the chest up.