I've developed a beautiful relationship with myself, says Madison Beer

Madison Beer has developed a "really beautiful relationship" with herself.

The 23-year-old singer has revealed that she's become "a lot easier" on herself after facing fierce criticism on social media earlier in her career.

Madison explained: "My internal criticism I don't think is as harsh as it used to be. I think I'm a lot easier on myself, I've developed a really beautiful relationship with myself that I feel really lucky to have.

"I've been on the internet now for over ten years and I've gotten hate consistently since I joined it when I was 12.

"So I think that I had to make a decision at one point, am I gonna leave social media entirely and stop participating because it's not good for me? Or am I gonna change the way that I manoeuvre it?

"Am I gonna make that promise to myself that we're not gonna get in holes of reading comments for hours and we're not gonna engage with negativity?"

Madison admits that setting boundaries has transformed her life.

The singer - who released her debut single, 'Melodies', in 2013 - told the 'Reign with Josh Smith' podcast: "I've had to really set boundaries that are looking out for my own wellbeing, and I think for a long time I was putting others wellbeing over myself, my fans for example, I would be like, 'Oh, I have to go on Twitter and I have to talk to everyone because they want me to.'

"I think for me, setting those boundaries of hey, not now. And that's OK. And I'm allowed to shut off and not be present on social media.

"I think that's done wonders for me and really I have to say I'm really, really lucky to also have a fan base and friends online who understand and who are empathetic towards that."

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