4 Ways to Deal With Life Like Gwen Stefani

 

Take cue from one of the most influential pop stars of all time

 

Not too many artists have reinvented themselves the way American musician/actress/fashion designer Gwen Stefani has. In the middle of both professional and personal hardships, she’s risen above every setback in her long and varied career. With these songs playing in the background, follow her lead on how to triumph over any life-changing event.

 

 

LIFE-CHANGING EVENT #1: MAKING THE DECISION TO GO SOLO

 

Grammy-winning band No Doubt is the mighty ship that Gwen had steered for over two decades. When it was time to jump ship, she never feared to sail into unchartered waters to explore new things.

 

“I love being in that band and we’re like a family. But sometimes I felt like I couldn’t do other things I wanted to do…So when the band took a break, I was excited to work with a lot of different people,” said Gwen in a Vanity Fair interview last March.

 

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BLAST THIS JAMNo Doubt’s It’s My Life

 

 

LIFE-CHANGING EVENT #2: BALANCING MOTHERHOOD WITH A CRAZY-SCHEDULE

 

Motherhood is a 24-7 job that involves a lot of adjustment and schedule changes. Despite juggling coaching duties on The Voice, recording a new album and managing her clothing line, Gwen still makes time for family.

 

“When it’s family time, we go big,” she shared in a Fresh 102.7 radio interview. 

 

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BLAST THIS JAMGwen’s Hollaback Girl

 

 

LIFE-CHANGING EVENT #3: THE DAY AFTER THE 2015 GRAMMY’S, HER MARRIAGE WITH BUSH FRONTMAN GAVIN ROSDALE ENDS

 

According to an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Stefani admitted that she was just absolutely crushed about how the way things went with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. The two broke up at the worst possible time—right before the 2015 Grammy’s, where she was scheduled to perform. But as they say, the show must go on.

 

“I have to turn this into something. I can’t go down like this. If I can do music, everything will be okay,” she said.

 

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LIFE-CHANGING EVENT #4: GETTING BACK INTO THE STUDIO WHILE DEALING WITH WRITER’S BLOCK AFTER THE BREAKUP

 

Heartbreaks can either make you stronger or shatter you into a million pieces. When she stepped back into the recording studio, Gwen decided to let her art speak for itself in the most honest way possible.

 

“When I walked in there I said, ‘I don’t care about the charts, hits, style of music. I just wanted to tell the truth and get this out of me,’” she said.

 

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As Gwen Stefani has proved so many times, there's life after heartbreak and #shefani is real. So you go girl.