Beyoncé confessed to Harper’s Bazaar about the health problems she was facing.
And the artist devoted most of her interview to discuss the importance of mental and physical health.
” I think like many women, I have felt the pressure of being the backbone of my family and my company and didn’t realize how much that takes a toll on my mental and physical well-being. I have not always made myself a priority. I’ve personally struggled with insomnia from touring for more than half of my life”.
The star shared that she struggled with insomnia due to touring, as well as suffered health and physical damage from the stress of performances, concert costumes, and an abundance of makeup.
In her interview, the singer told Harper’s Bazaar that she used to especially struggle with her weight and spend a lot of time on diets. At this point, she has come to the conclusion that there is nothing more important than mental health and people need to listen to what their bodies tell them.
“In the past, I spent too much time on diets, with the misconception that self-care meant exercising and being overly conscious of my body. My health, the way I feel when I wake up in the morning, my peace of mind, the number of times I smile, what I’m feeding my mind and my body—those are the things that I’ve been focusing on. Mental health is self-care too. I’m learning to break the cycle of poor health and neglect, focusing my energy on my body and taking note of the subtle signs that it gives me. Your body tells you everything you need to know, but I’ve had to learn to listen. It’s a process to change habits and look past the bag of chips and the chaos everywhere!”.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar