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Whether it’s about her multiple award-winning 1989 album and tour, never-ending relationship speculation or commentary about her infamous ‘girl squad‘, Taylor Swift has become a name and face we’re pretty accustomed to seeing in the headlines.
But while she’s the kind of celebrity who uses this attention for good (who didn’t fist pump over her tweet taking Apple Music to task over not paying upcoming artists?), the constant scrutiny has some negative side effects on her mental health.
“I’m in the news every single day for multiple different reasons, and it can feel, at times, if you let your anxiety get the better of you, like everybody’s waiting for you to really mess up – and then you’ll be done,” the 25 year old told NME.
Fortunately, when she’s feeling this way, Swift has someone close she always turns to.
“A lot of the time I need to call my mum and talk for a really long time, just to remind myself of all the things that are great and all the things that matter. If you do something that defines your character to be not what the public thought you were, that’s the biggest risk,” she says. (Post continues after gallery.)
After a busy year promoting her latest album, Swift believes it might be time to stop – for a bit.
“I think people might need a break from me. I’m going to…I don’t know. Hang out with my friends. Write new music. Maybe not write new music. I don’t know,” she told the magazine.
But whether she’s taking a break or on the road, there’s one thing you can be sure you won’t see any more of from Taylor Swift – Twitter feuds.
"I send text messages now. If there seems to be some kind of misunderstanding, I go to someone's management, I get their number and I text them. It's an important lesson for anyone to learn in 2015," she said.
It's a lesson anyone who gets a little hot-headed on social media could probably learn from.
Do you have ways to 'think before you post' on social media?