The 22-year-old actress - whose relationship with her 'Twilight Saga' co-star has been strained since her fling with married director Rupert Sanders was exposed last August - has been encouraged to ''have fun and do normal things'' in Los Angeles by her mother Jules Stewart while Robert is in Australia filming his new movie 'The Rover'.
A source close to the actress told HollywoodLife.com: ''Kristen is actually in really good spirits after taking her mom's advice to just have fun and do normal things. It's been tough with Rob away and for a while Kristen was down. Her mom has been encouraging Kristen to spend time with close friends like Taylor (Lautner) and to just live in the moment.
''It's been so long that Kristen has just been a free spirit acting her age. Kristen is quite enjoying doing normal, everyday things. Staying busy and having fun with friends also keeps her distracted from thinking about Rob too much.''
Kristen was previously said to be planning a ''special night'' to welcome Robert back to Los Angeles as soon as he wraps filming.
An insider revealed: ''He'll be jet-lagged of course, but she's got a relaxing night planned with a bottle of wine, pizza, and the two of them. That's all they both want.''