Kendall Jenner is opening up about the steps she has taken to manage her anxiety.
“Last season I didn’t do any shows. Just ‘cause I was working in LA and I was like ‘Oof, I can’t right now – I’m gonna go crazy,'” the model explained to Love Magazine. So instead of walking the runways in Paris for the fall/winter fashion week, the 22-year-old opted to stay home and take care of her health.
Kendall eventually returned to the catwalk in June, but her decision to remain in the states was for the best. She shared, “I was on the verge of a mental breakdown.”
The supermodel has always been open about her struggles with anxiety and stress. In interviews and on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the reality star has been candid about suffering from what she describes as “debilitating anxiety.”
“If something isn’t going the way I planned, I freak out,” the supermodel once said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. Her anxiety has even driven her to the point where she says she wakes “up in the middle of the night with full-on panic attacks.”
Whether it be by avoiding the endless feed of negativity on social media or taking a break from work, Kendall has found ways to manage the “crushing” pressure.
“I definitely don’t look at comments. I think Instagram is still a fun place for the most part. I like going on and seeing what people are up to, but I mostly follow stupid accounts with pictures of puppies and little baby animals and people saving animals,” she said in January. “Forget about Twitter, which is so not fun these days. It just makes me sad.”
Self-care at its finest.
LOVE 20, the 10th Anniversary Issue for Autumn/Winter 2018, goes on newsstands today.