Rita Ora suffers from anxiety and finds having therapy every week helpful.
The 25-year-old singer admits she experiences feelings of anxiety when she starts to think about the future, but finds it helpful to discuss her fears with a counselor on a regular basis.
“I’m not scared to admit I’ve had therapy. I have someone I speak to once a week. People suffer from it in different ways, but for me it’s more about thinking about the long-term goal. I’m a very ‘in the moment’ person, so if I have to do something there and then, I’ll be fine. But if I think about it, that’s when anxious thoughts start going on,” she said.
The “Body On Me” singer is thankful to have a supportive team of people around her that will ease her fears.
“Sometimes I get nervous about recording a song in the studio. I’m like, ‘I’m not ready to record this yet.’ Or, ‘I don’t think I can do this.’ So I’m relieved to have people around me who encourage me to do well,” she said.
While Ora recently spent months locked in a legal battle with Jay Z’s Roc Nation label, she doesn’t seem to bear a grudge after signing to Atlantic Records, as she still regards the “99 Problems” rapper as one of her “idols,” while she thinks of his wife Beyoncé as “the queen of life.”
Discussing her inspirations, she told the new issue of Britain’s Cosmopolitan magazine: “There are people I respect strictly for their hustling business purposes. Victoria Beckham for one. She’s an incredible inspiration and I love her stuff. And she came from the Spice Girls — major!
“Jay is one of my idols and Beyoncé is obviously the queen of life. I’ll never not appreciate the experience I have had with them and the things I’ve seen. They’ve been great mentors. I look up to them a lot.”