The 19-year-old – who had gone back into treatment in late 2010 to deal with “emotional and physical issues” – says she felt anxious.
“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.”
Now she’s busy working on the X Factor and taking care of herself.
The Unbroken singer reveals, “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.”
She’s also decided to stop using her cell phone.
“I haven’t used my cell in three months!” says Lovato. “Subconsciously, it was a crutch. When a room gets quiet, what do you do? Grab your phone! Now I can sit and have conversations with people.”