Vanessa Hudgens covers Nylon!

On living in the moment:
"I definitely take moments to work on myself every day, but I’m a very present person for the most part. I’ve always been really good about living in the moment."

On her love of music:
"I love losing myself while in motion, like listening to loud music and dancing. That’s why I love music festivals—you just kind of lose yourself, and you’re present, and there’s no thought involved."

On how she psyched herself up to shoot scenes for Gimme Shelter:
“I made myself hyperventilate.”

On making smart life choices:
"I feel the best when I’m really fit and really healthy. You can accomplish anything when you’re really healthy, you know?"

On her next project:
"I’m very open. I just follow my gut—if something pulls me in, I go for it. I got a little bit burned out on the whole dramatic thing, running towards pain, rather than away from it. So I’m looking for things [that are] a little lighter. I’m very into the idea of doing a musical again, or doing a sci-fi fantasy or a comedy."

On transforming into characters on screen: “I don’t think it’s ‘good girl gone bad.’ I think it’s more ‘girl growing into a woman and being passionate and taking choices.’ I have so much work to do, and I think I will always feel that way.”

On her role in Gimme Shelter: “It was the first time I really stepped out of my control zone, physically and material-wise. I’m a little afraid of myself when I watch it.”

On her future: “I know God’s plan for me is bigger than anything I could ever plan for myself. It allows me to not worry about the future or what other people think and just to be present and enjoy and try to shine as much as I can.”

Out Shopping In Beverly Hills

Heads back to her car after a workout in Studio City

Plays Yolo or No on The Queen Latifah Show

Coachella is My Main Event of the Year

Sources: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5