How Selena Gomez Turned Her Life Around After 90 Days

PHOTO: Selena Gomez arrives at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2016.PlayJordan Strauss/AP Photo
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Selena Gomez is a changed person after taking a three-month, self-imposed hiatus.

The singer, 24, recently participated in Thrive Global's questionnaire where she was answered questions about her health.

Gomez said she made some significant changes after her hiatus.

"I recently took 90 days off. During that time I did not have my cellphone," she explained. "It was the most refreshing, calming, rejuvenating feeling. Now I rarely pick up my phone, and only limited people have access to me."

Same goes for email. Asked how she deals without it, she responded, "I don’t. I do better over the phone!"

As for her morning routine, "drink water, stretch and take a deep breath," she said.

If she unexpectedly finds 15 minutes in her day, she fills it with "self-affirmations in cooking or napping," she said.

"Staying healthy (mentally, physically, emotionally) and learning new things" is what gives her energy, she said.

And when times get tough, she turns to her favorite quote: "You are not what happened to you, you are what you chose to become after what happened to you."

It's been a tough couple years for the young pop star. Last year, she revealed she was dealing with lupus. This fall, in the midst of her Revival World Tour, she announced she was taking time off to deal with side effects of the illness, including "anxiety, panic attacks and depression."

She recently returned to the spotlight at the American Music Awards, where she thanked her fans for their support while accepting the award for Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock.

"I had to stop," she said onstage. "I had everything and I was absolutely broken inside. And I kept it all together enough never to let you down ... [instead] I let myself down."

She then thanked her fans "because you guys are so damn loyal and I don't know what I did to deserve you."