She’s in the middle of an enormously successful stadium tour, is regularly flooded with messages and gifts from fans, has countless awards to her name, and she’s surrounded by a huge group of talented, supportive friends (and two very doting cats).
Who could possibly feel self-conscious in that position? Alas, it seems Swifty is just like the rest of us — well, except for, you know, the fame and the money and the superstar posse.
“I have days when I have healthy self-esteem and things are in a great place, and I have days where self-doubt is my primary emotion, and that’s okay because that means you’re living a human, emotional, unaffected life,” the 25-year-old admits in the latest issue of Vogue Australia, on sale today. (Post continues after gallery.)
Self-doubt is one thing, but it seems Swift can be pretty damn hard on herself despite her many successes. Over-achievers, does any of the following sound familiar to you…?
“When I think I haven’t done the right thing, haven’t done a good enough job, I will punish myself emotionally for it over and over again, going over it in my head,” she tells Vogue.
“I always have to work on being easier on myself, because over-thinking is my greatest adversary when it comes to life, work, love, friendship, career. I’ve been a bit better lately and realising when I’m having a low-self-esteem day that’s because of how I’m wired, not because everyone hates me.”
It’s surprising to hear this breed of candour from a celebrity, however it’s not the first time Swift has been open about her mental and emotional wellbeing. Earlier this month the Style singer admitted the constant scrutiny on her life, both the professional and the personal, can take a toll.