"My new life as a pop star certainly wasn't as glamorous as all my friends from home thought."
British songstress (and fitness junkie) Ellie Goulding has multiple hits (remember when "Burn" and "On My Mind" were playing on the radio constantly?) and has been performing for arena-sized crowds since breaking onto the music scene more than seven years ago.
Outside of the studio, she's collaborating with like-minded brands—such as Nike and Core Hydration, the pH-balanced water—to inspire self-confidence in her followers. So it might come as a surprise that secretly, Goulding struggled with anxiety for years.
In this Well+Good exclusive, Goulding shares in her own words how she overcame the panic attacks that could have ended her career.
My life completely changed when my career started taking off in 2010. I was thrilled, of course—sharing my music with the world was a dream I'd been working toward for years—but it was a lot all at once. Suddenly, I was living alone in London and everything was happening so fast.