The `Rude Boy` singer endured a turbulent 2009 after being assaulted by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown but she insists she has found peace at last.
She explained to Seventeen magazine: "There`s a balance in my life that wasn`t there before. It`s a really different peace, a different energy- I`m really enjoying life right now."
The 22-year-old pop star admits the attack left her shaken and made her re-evaluate certain aspects of her life.
She added: "The assault came at the end of an incredible year for me, career-wise. Now I kind of look back on it as the beginning of a new era, almost like it was a wake-up call for me. It was a massive turning point for me in my life."
Now Rihanna - who is rumoured to be dating Los Angeles Dodgers baseball star Matt Kemp - is encouraging her fans to find the happiness she has by pursuing there own goals.
She said: "Don`t be afraid to be yourself just because you`re not like everybody else in class.
"If you want to dye your hair green and that`s what makes you happy, then dye your hair green - no matter what other people might say about it. Not everybody is going to like you, that`s the world we live in, that`s reality."