While Demi Lovato has been pretty candid about her struggles with emotional and physical issues in the past, one thing she’s recently opened up about is her self-harming.
As you may remember, the young starlet checked into treatment in late 2010 and has since been using her star power as a platform to raise awareness on such issues.
In August’s issue of Self magazine, Demi talks about why she used to cut herself, explaining:
"There were times I felt so anxious, almost like I was crawling out of my skin – that if I didn’t do something physical to match the way I felt inside, I would explode. I cut myself to take my mind off that. I just didn’t care what happened. I had no fear."
Wow, it sounds like Demi definitely was in a dark place and we’re SO glad she took the steps to recovery!
However, getting better is a daily battle in managing to stay on the right track.
As for how DemDem copes from day to day? She went on to reveal:
"I make time for myself and meditate. I've spent the past two years getting over an eating disorder and issues like self-harming and bipolar disorder. I have to work on this stuff every day. I'm reminded of that whenever I eat or feel down."
It takes a LOT to speak out about issues you’ve been dealing with and we give Demi so much credit for being courageous and openly honest with herself and the world!!
Another life change Demi made recently? She’s been limiting her cell phone usage!
The X Factor judge confessed that she hasn’t even used her cell in THREE months, recognizing that she used to view it as a “crutch.”
As revealed in her MTV documentary back in March, she now has the words "stay strong" tattooed on her wrists, serving as a constant reminder on her road to recovery.
[Image via Self Magazine.]
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