Britney Spears Opens Up On Anxiety, Mental Health Battles
Britney Spears has revealed anxiety led her to her breakdown in 2007 as she admits she always felt like ‘everyone was testing her’ from a young age and felt ‘overwhelmed’ by the smallest of things.
She said: ‘From an early age I always felt that everyone was testing me. If was not in place, it would have been enough to get me to this point of anxiety. I could get overwhelmed by a lot of very small, disproportionate things.’
However, the 35-year-old singer – who has sons Sean Preston, 11, and Jayden James, 10, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline – has made the conscious decision to give herself more breaks in the hope it will help reduce her anxiety and improve her mental health.
She added to Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot: ‘I think I had to give myself more breaks through my career and take responsibility for my mental health. There were many decisions that were made for me and that I didn’t make myself …
‘I think I was a different person then, young, and I did not always know instinctively what was good and what was wrong. I am in a much better place in my life, and the two children shaped my personality, filled me, made me less worried about what is happening to me.’