Harry Styles shares that going to therapy has made him feel ‘more alive’

‘I thought it meant that you were broken’: Harry Styles shares that going to therapy has made him feel ‘more alive’ after previously trying to avoid it out of fear

Harry Styles has shared that going to therapy has made him feel ‘more alive’ and has helped him open up.

The 28-year-old singer also admitted that he had misconceptions of therapy before going, explaining that he ‘thought it meant that you were broken’.

But since beginning on the journey of therapy five years ago, Harry admitted it has allowed him to face problems and his mental health head on, rather than avoiding them.

Mental health: Harry Styles, 28, has shared that going to therapy has made him feel ‘more alive’ after previously trying to avoid it out of fear

In a recent interview with Better Homes & Gardens for their June cover story, Harry shared that therapy has ‘open up rooms in himself’ that he didn’t know existed.

The As It Was singer also said that he had solved his previous problem of ’emotionally coasting’ through life.

Detailing his prior woes, Harry explained: ‘I thought it meant that you were broken, I wanted to be the one who could say I didn’t need it.

Doubts: The singer also admitted that he had misconceptions of therapy before going, explaining that he 'thought it meant that you were broken'

Doubts: The singer also admitted that he had misconceptions of therapy before going, explaining that he ‘thought it meant that you were broken’

Opening up: In the recent interview, Harry shared that therapy has 'open up rooms in himself' that he didn't know existed

Opening up: In the recent interview, Harry shared that therapy has ‘open up rooms in himself’ that he didn’t know existed

‘But I think that accepting living, being happy, hurting in the extremes, that is the most alive you can be. Losing it crying, losing it laughing—there’s no way, I don’t think, to feel more alive than that,’ he continued.

The former One Direction heartthrob also shared that lockdown gave him a chance to slow down from his hectic lifestyle, being able to process a lot of things that had happened during his rise to fame in the boyband.

He explained that both him and his therapist have attempted to get to the root of why he feels the need to be so ‘likeable’.

Alive: 'But I think that accepting living, being happy, hurting in the extremes, that is the most alive you can be.  Losing it crying, losing it laughing—there's no way, I don't think, to feel more alive than that,' he continued

Alive: ‘But I think that accepting living, being happy, hurting in the extremes, that is the most alive you can be. Losing it crying, losing it laughing—there’s no way, I don’t think, to feel more alive than that,’ he continued

Pointing it back to his post X-factor days, the singer explained that he was encouraged to ‘give so much away’ in order to be liked.

Harry explained to the publication that he felt scared to say anything wrong in interviews while being in One Direction.

Sharing that their contracts had ‘cleanliness clauses’, which would dictate that they would be null and void if he did anything supposedly unsavory – terrifying him.

Way back: He also explained that both him and his therapist have attempted to get to the root of why he feels the need to be so 'likeable', pointing it back to his X Factor days

Way back: He also explained that both him and his therapist have attempted to get to the root of why he feels the need to be so ‘likeable’, pointing it back to his X Factor days

Afraid: Harry explained to the publication that he felt scared to say anything wrong in interviews while being in One Direction (pictured with the band in 2015)

Afraid: Harry explained to the publication that he felt scared to say anything wrong in interviews while being in One Direction (pictured with the band in 2015)

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