Maren Morris Gave Up Smoking, Found New Ways to Relieve Stress
Maren Morris is a smoker no more. The country star says she recently gave up smoking and has found new ways to relieve stress.
Morris admits that she gets anxious about being onstage — "some parts of [stage fright] never go away," she says to Women's Health — and that she'd been using smoking as a way to cope with that anxiety.
“It used to be such a stress reliever,” she notes — but it also was affecting her voice.
These days, Morris helps alleviate her stress by simply chilling out and not thinking about her music, her tour or her career in general. "My life revolves around music," she explains, "so anytime I don’t have to talk about it is a nice defuser after a crazy adrenaline rush.”
Morris is on the cover of Women's Health magazine's June issue, in which she discusses her recent wellness routine changes in general. The singer says she's also began using tarot cards, which "gets your wheels turning about how to think of a situation differently.”
"[I've been] going to therapy, exercising, listening to my partner better, putting my phone down & really enjoying the company of my friends & family when I’m home, trusting my intuition on those I should lean into and those I should avoid, making amends with people (even when it sometimes feels futile), admitting when I’ve screwed up, finding joy during my shows and not overanalyzing every move or word, meditating through my anxiety, letting myself remain open in a society that likes to magnify and mock vulnerability, learning to just EXHALE ...," Morris writes on Instagram, "and I feel so much better + finally feel the positive effects of this lifelong process ... I’ve never loved my body more."
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