Carrie Underwood may be an eight-time Grammy winner and one of country music’s most decorated female stars. But she’s also human, and she’s not afraid to admit that sometimes she needs to control her mind, body, and spirit, because mental health can affect anyone, even her.
The country superstar recently caught up with Audacy’s I listen to delve into some of the more personal topics, including the hobbies she engages in when she needs to take care of herself and find peace and balance, her favorite music when she feels depressed and how she keeps her mental health in check when it comes to dealing with internet trolls.
“When I need a mental health break, the music I go to would sound more like praise and worship,” said Underwood, a devout Christian, who in 2021 released an album by gospel titled My saviour, share. “Sometimes if I just play it around my house when I’m cooking dinner or something or cleaning up or whatever, the positive energy just fills the house in sound waves.”
“It’s really nice, and it’s uplifting, and it’s encouraging. It reminds me that I am loved and cherished and am a daughter of the King of God,” Underwood continued. “So that’s something that I think is helpful.”
How Carrie Underwood deals with internet trolls
Underwood, who constantly lives her life in the public eye, also said that while she enjoys sharing her life stages with others and seeing what others are up to, she doesn’t dive too deep into the social media sphere like the comments section. can sometimes be unpleasant.
“I think one of the best things I could have decided to do for myself in terms of social media, and how much it can weigh on you, and things like that, is and I don’t read not the comments,” Underwood said. “I think it’s one of the best things I could have done…. Maybe see the best ones that are, for example, people I follow or people I know. But, after that, I don’t want it anymore – I just don’t need to know. I do my thing. I’m having a good time. If I posted a photo of it, it’s because I’m proud of it or that I liked it or that I had fun doing it. I don’t necessarily need to know what everyone thinks about it.
Speaking of social media, Underwood doesn’t just share announcements related to his music career. But she is also posting updates from home. The wife of former professional athlete Mike Fisher and mom to Isaiah Michael and Jacob Bryan has often revealed that she has a “green thumb”, as seen in her Instagram snap below.
Gardening is one of Carrie Underwood’s greatest hobbies
“One of my biggest hobbies that helps me relax is gardening. I love being outdoors. There are so many amazing benefits to just being outside and soaking in vitamin D , but also growing something,” Underwood explained. “It’s quiet outside. You’re very in tune with nature. You can hear the birds chirping and the wind blowing through the breeze. You’re a bit lonely with your thoughts, and I feel like there are a lot of life lessons in gardening that you just think about while you garden.
“It’s something very soothing. And, good physical activity, and then you eat – at least I do – the vegetable garden, you eat what you grow, which is also so good for your body, and so good for your brain, and everything else. So it’s one of my favorite activities,” she added.
Underwood recently stepped away from the quiet, as she kicked off her Denim & Rhinestone Tour on October 15. The trek supports Underwood’s latest album of the same name and also features Jimmie Allen as special guest.
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