Demi Lovato Revealed How Quarantine Allowed Her Time to ‘Get to Know Myself Better’

Demi Lovato is doing a lot of self-reflecting and meditating since her split from Max Ehrich, revealing how she hasn’t wasted any time with being bored during quarantine. Though the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced a break from all things normal, leaving many people feeling isolated, Lovato shared the ways she’s used the time to her benefit.

Demi Lovato performs the National Anthem on stage during Super Bowl LIV, February 02, 2020
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Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich called off their engagement

Lovato and Ehrich got engaged in July after five months of dating but parted ways in September. Earlier that month, Lovato addressed supposed old tweets and Instagram videos where Ehrich professed his love for the singer’s former BFF Selena Gomez.

Lovato wrote on her Instagram story at the time, “It’s really sad when people fake images to put women against each other. If women have conflict that’s between them NOT YOU.”

“Secondly, don’t y’all have more important sh*t to write about in 2020?,'” she asked.

The singer continued, “I challenge any tabloid that dares to type my name to mention Breonna Taylor and the fact that her murderers still haven’t been arrested. WRITE ABOUT THAT…”

She shared, “I get it. And I don’t really wanna look at what’s happening in the world either but WE HAVE TO. Yes, it’s easier to tear apart celebrities and their relationships because 2020 sucks and scares the sh*t out of us all, but it’s only gonna stay terrifying until we address it all and WORK ON SOLUTIONS TOGETHER.”

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Demi Lovato shared how quarantine has given her time to work on herself

During a Nov. 10 appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Lovato shared how she has found ways to keep busy that contribute to self-improvement.

The singer shared how meditation has helped her keep boredom away during the quarantine. “At the beginning of quarantine I got really into meditation, actually and I started meditating more,” Lovato explained. “It was something I had kind of done in the past but not really made a lifestyle out of it. Now I’ve started meditating.”

She continued, “I kind of came up with this new philosophy that I’m never bored. I never have to worry about being bored because I can always meditate no matter where I am or what I’m doing. That’s helped me a lot.” 

The isolation of the pandemic has also allowed her to better connect with family and friends … and even her pets!

“Also just building better relationships with my friends and family and even my dogs, getting to walk them is something that I didn’t get to do when I was working so much,” she explained. “This quarantine has been a nice little experience for me to get to know myself better.”

Lovato shared why she wrote a song about President Trump

Meyers also discussed how Lovato used the downtime to write a song called “Commander in Chief,” calling it “basically, sort of a letter to the president” and asking why she decided to write it.

“I was thinking about the music that’s out there right now and I was like, ‘Why isn’t anyone talking about what’s happening?,'” Lovato explained. “In the ’60s and ’70s when anything political would happen, music was such a key element to help people process it and get through it. I was like, ‘You know, I really need to step up my lyrics and make it about something other than just my life.'”

“So I started making more music that is less about me and more about the broad scope of what’s going on it the world,” she added.