Brett Eldredge might be one of the biggest names in country music today selling numerous records and performing in front of huge crowds of thousands of fans. However, that doesn’t mean he is not human. One thing that he has dealt with the majority of his life is anxiety. (Same, Brett, Same!)
In a recent interview for the 10 Percent Happier podcast, he said the following.
‘I would just live in my own trapped box and no one would know. I’m very good at hiding it. In college, I remember times where I would go to a party and I would be breaking into sweats and, like, just drenched, and I’d just think, ‘Is something wrong with me?’ I’m always looking for somebody else that’s experiencing the same thing as me because you feel like you’re all alone. I still have trouble. It’s not like I’m not happy. We’re all trying to strive for these janky goals. You sacrifice a lot of what you love to do that. If I can continue to grow, and with mindfulness, I think that it can become a thing where it helps everything that I do – and it already does.’
Anxiety is not an easy thing to overcome. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) says that about 40 million adults in the United States suffer from anxiety. That is a lot of people. It is quite common.
As you can see even big artists like Brett suffer from it. It sucks, but you just have to find ways to control it and feel better – that includes, like Brett also revealed, staying physically and mentally healthy.
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