Camila Cabello Shares How She Fights Anxiety
The 22-year-old Camila Cabello is an American-Cuban singer, songwriter, and actress. Before her solo career, she was a member of the girl band Fifth Harmony. Also, she is a mental health advocate and often speaks about her difficulties dealing with it. On February 20, 2020, she shared a post on her Instagram. Clearly, she is way better than where she was a few years back.
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all of us go through the same things and are trying to figure it out – none of us are exempt from stress, anxiety, sadness, pain, and countless other internal struggles, whether it’s moments of it, or longer than just moments – for me, i suffered from anxiety so much that I had no choice but to change, to look for different tools that could help me, because it was bringing me so much pain- the last few months especially, I’ve worked so hard on this and am experiencing so much growth – which means, to anybody struggling, that growth and change is completely possible ! But today I just want to share this loving kindness meditation that is my favorite thing I’ve learned so far- because it’s easy to forget in our own struggles (I’ve been guilty of this and that’s why I love this particular practice so much) that everybody around us, and on this planet is fighting their own battle, and is feeling their own pain – some at a way more excruciating level than others, and therefore, EVERYBODY, even the people that most piss you off, are in DESPERATE need of love and kindness – I hope you try this practice today : for 10 minutes I breathe and picture somebody I love and say these phrases, I picture them happy and smiling as if it’s the best day of their lives, I picture them sad and wish them with all my heart that they be free from it – then I picture myself and say them about myself, then someone I’m not as close to (or someone you don’t get along with so much), and then I picture all the humans on the planet, and then all animals and living beings too- it really makes me feel connected and not alone , because the truth is – we never are, we’re all in it together . ❤️
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Camila Cabello’s struggle with mental illness
Previously, we saw reports about the famous singer’s mental illness history. She wasn’t always the confident queen we have seen getting award after award for her songs. Instead in her younger years, she couldn’t even sing in front of her parents. Many people find it hard to believe after seeing her record-breaking songs. She was diagnosed with OCD, which is a disease in which a person obsesses over something so much so that they act compulsively to cope with it. Explaining the intricacies of the disease, she says when she felt anxious, getting the thought of failing was impossible to get out of her head. At times, she would ask the same question from her mom multiple times.
However, a time came when she decided that she will grow out of it and would get the treatment needed. In her post, she says that she held her younger scared self and told her that this is what she wanted out of life and she’d get it no matter what. Recently, she discovered the importance of meditation in getting over OCD. Rather, the affirmations that she repeats in her head and writes down on a piece of paper, are definitely something that will unburden a person. Being thankful for all that you have been blessed with – friends, family, health – will get you through the day. So, Camila Cabello urges you to repeat the affirmations, and better yet write them down to get the positivity you need in your life.