Thrive Global: What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed?
Selena Gomez: Drink water, stretch, and take a deep breath.
TG: What gives you energy?
SG: Staying healthy (mentally, physically, emotionally) and learning new things.
TG: Tell us about your relationship with your phone. Does it sleep with you?
SG: I recently took 90 days off. During that time I did not have my cellphone. It was the most refreshing, calming, rejuvenating feeling. Now I rarely pick up my phone, and only limited people have access to me.
TG: How do you deal with email?
SG: I don’t. I do better over the phone!
TG: You unexpectedly find 15 minutes in your day, what do you do with it?
SG: Self-affirmations in cooking or napping!
TG: When was the last time you felt burned out?
SG: Three months ago, before I took a hiatus to take care of myself.
TG: Share a quote that gives you strength when times are tough.
SG: “You are not what happened to you, you are what you chose to become after what happened to you.”
“AS ARTISTS WE DON’T WANT TO LET PEOPLE DOWN. I FOUND IT VERY BRAVE OF HER TO LET IT OUT AND TAKE THE SHACKLES OFF. YOU DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TO KEEP UP A GOOD FRONT TO SUCCEED, WHAT MATTERS MOST IS YOU’RE OKAY INSIDE. I APPLAUD HER.”