Burnout is a thing of the past for Selena Gomez. So is cell phone addiction.
Following a three-month-long break from public life, the singer has slowly started to make her way back into the spotlight. She made a moving speech at the American Music Awards. And her name came up in Niall Horan's recent interview (via E! News) with Ryan Seacrest, who asked the One Direction alum if he has a girlfriend (he doesn't) before urging him to "rekindle with Selena."
"Sort it out!" Niall suggested.
Given Selena's answers in a Thrive Global Q&A this week though, it doesn't sound like getting back together with Niall is too high on her priority list. It also might be tough for him to get a hold of her.
"Three months ago, before I took a hiatus to take care of myself," she said in the questionairre.
Asked whether her phone goes to bed with her at night, she revealed the break also taught to embrace the joys of a less tech-connected existence.
"I recently took 90 days off. During that time I did not have my cell phone," she explained. "It was the most refreshing, calming, rejuvenating feeling. Now I rarely pick up my phone, and only limited people have access to me."
We're guessing her ex, Justin Bieber, isn't one of them, although previous reports Selena changed her number so the Biebs couldn't reach her may have been exaggerated. From the sounds of things, she's been intent on being less available to everyone else while she focuses on mending herself.
And it seems to be working. The Thrive Global questionairre also included questions like "what gives you energy," to which Selena said, "staying healthy (mentally, physically, emotionally) and learning new things." She also revealed her morning mandates these days are simply to "drink water, stretch [and] take a deep breath," while downtime throughout the day gets spent via "self-affirmations in cooking or napping."
"You are not what happened to you," Selena advised when asked to share a quote that gives her strength, "you are what you chose to become after what happened to you."
It's been a challenging year for the 24-year-old, who revealed her depression and anxiety were fueled at least in part by Lupus.
But when Selena spoke at the AMAs, she made it clear that things are now moving in a positive direction.
"In 2014, this stage was actually the first time that I was authentically 100 percent honest with all of you," she said when she accepted the award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.
"I think it's safe to say most of you know my life whether I liked it or not. And I had to stop. Because I had everything. And I was absolutely broken inside. I kept it all together enough to where I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down," she continued.
"I'm not trying to get validation, nor do I need it anymore. All I can say is I'm so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to share what I love every day with people that I love. I have to say thank you so much to my fans, because you guys are so damn loyal, and I don't know what I did to deserve you. But if you are broken, you do not have to stay broken. That's one thing you should know about me: I care about people. And this is for you."
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