In addition to watching what she eats and working out with Carrie Underwood’s trainer Erin Oprea, the Texas native has also given up smoking.
“It used to be such a stress reliever,” Maren admitted. Ultimately, she realized the cigarettes were affecting her vocals.
“It’s a gift to sing well and make people emotional, so I don’t take it for granted,” she explained.
Even though she’s a Grammy-winner who’s currently headlining her own world tour, Morris still battles her nerves as she prepares to face a crowd.
“It’s stage fright. Some parts of it never go away,” she told Women’s Health. “When I get out there and relax into it, I’m fine.”
Morris also confessed Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s recent version of "A Star is Born" resonated so much with her -- and her husband, fellow singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd -- she decided to talk to someone about it.
“I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had to go to therapy,” she said candidly. “Not the substance abuse part, but there were things that happened to [Lady Gaga’s] character that happened to me.”
“That movie rocked us both,” she continued. “We were like, ‘We can never end up like this. Cool?’”
In an Instagram post, featuring her Women's Health cover, Morris explained that she's experienced a lot of personal growth in 2019.
"I’ve been a 'student of the soul,'" she captioned her post. "Going to therapy, exercising, listening to my partner better, putting my phone down & really enjoying the company of my friends & family when I’m home..."
She also said she's been "trusting my intuition on those I should lean into and those I should avoid, making amends with people (even when it sometimes feels futile), admitting when I’ve screwed up, finding joy during my shows and not over analyzing every move or word."
"I feel so much better + finally feel the positive effects of this lifelong process," she added.
You can read more in the June issue of Women’s Health, which hits newsstands May 28.