How Mariah Carey Maintains Balance in Her Life

Aired on 12/03/2002 | CC
Superstar Mariah Carey certainly gets busy from time to time, which, she explained to Oprah in 2002, is all the more reason to set proper boundaries in your work life and personal life.

"I've always had problems sleeping since I was a little girl," Mariah told Oprah. When the singer/songwriter changed her diet, she found a better sleeping schedule and new reserves of energy. Not getting sleep, she added, is "not good for your health—physical health—you can literally die."

Here, Mariah opens up about the concrete steps she took to make sure she's "taken care of and treated like a person."