Selena Gomez Gives Health Update in New Interview!

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It's been about two weeks now since Selena Gomez left rehab.

She spent two months at a treatment center in the Great Smoky Mountains, learning how to cope with her depression and anxiety.

And now that she's back, she seems refreshed, rejuvenated, and just as much of a gift as she ever was.

Selena Gomez in Staples Center

Thank goodness for that, right?

A month before Selena left for rehab, she announced that she was taking a hiatus to take care of herself, and just after her treatment was over, she gave a moving speech at the American Music Awards about her mental health.

In the speech, she said that before, she was "absolutely broken inside," but that now she doesn't want or need anyone's validation.

"If you are broken," she told her fans through tears, "you do not have to stay broken."

What we're trying to get at is that she's been open and honest about her issues every step of the way, and that's a trend that doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon.

Selena Gomez WE Day California

Selena just did the Thrive Questionnaire, a neat little interview that claims to give "an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world's most successful people."

In other words, it aims to get successful people's secrets so that we can work at getting on the same path.

And if this questionnaire gets us to be just a tiny fraction as glorious as Selena is, then what a miracle, huh?

First things first: Selena says that when she gets out of bed every morning, she always starts her day with a little routine of "drink water, stretch, and take a deep breath."

When asked what gives her energy, she reveals that "Staying healthy (mentally, physically, emotionally) and learning new things" is what keeps her going.

She claims that she doesn't deal with emails at all because "I do better over the phone," and if she gets free time during the day, she fills it with "self-affirmations in cooking or napping."

Selena Instagram Pic

But then, when asked about her phone habits, she gets real about rehab.

"I recently took 90 days off," she explains. "During that time I did not have my cell phone. It was the most refreshing, calming, rejuvenating feeling."

"Now I rarely pick up my phone, and only limited people have access to me."

She also says that those 90 days were "a hiatus to take care of myself" after she started feeling burned out.

The Lovely Selena Gomez

And finally, she shares a quote that she says gets her through rough times:

"You are not what happened to you, you are what you chose to become after what happened to you."

Best wishes to Selena as she continues to recover, and we hope with all our might that she's able to continue being such a beautiful, bright light in this dark-as-hell world.

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Selena Gomez is a Disney Channel star. She appears on the hit show Wizards of Waverly Place and is considered by many fans to be "the... More »
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Selena Gomez Quotes

I'm not going to be a solo artist. I want to be in a band with four other guys.

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I'm kind of lame. I prefer quiet evenings at home, hanging out with my family.

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