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Camila Cabello Opens Up About Her OCD

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Since few years now, people have started talking about mental health issues more openly. Similarly, celebrities have also come out with their own struggles with these problems. Recently, Camila Cabello spoke about her OCD in an essay published in WSJ. Magazine.

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After her successful stint with Fifth Harmony, Cabello thrived as a solo artist

In 2012, she auditioned for The X Factor but could not secure a place in the show. However, she was called back to the show along with Ally Brooke, Normani, Lauren Jauregui, and Dinah Jane. Thus began the journey of the girl group, Fifth Harmony. After the show, they signed a deal with Simon Cowell’s company, Syco Music. For the next four years, Camila Cabello and her band members released many hit songs including ‘Work From Home’. However, in 2016, she said goodbye to Fifth Harmony and began her journey as a solo artist. Her most famous song, Havana, has won her MTV Music Video Award. Camila Cabello’s first solo tour, Never Be The Same Tour, came in 2018. Next year, she released the single, Senorita, along with Shawn Mendes, and the pair have been dating ever since.

Recently, Camila Cabello opened up about OCD and anxiety

An essay was published in WSJ. Magazine to honor Mental Health Awareness Month. Among others, Camila Cabello shared her experience with OCD and anxiety. She wrote:

“I faced constant, unwavering, relentless anxiety that made day-to-day life painfully hard. And I was embarrassed and ashamed. I didn’t want the people who thought I was strong and capable and confident—the people who most believed in me—to find out that I felt weak.”

Furthermore, Camila Cabello added:

“The little voice in my head was telling me that if I was honest about my mental health struggle and my internal battles (i.e. being human), people would think there was something wrong with me, or that I wasn’t strong, or that I couldn’t handle things.”

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meditation has changed my life in the last few months. I didn’t share this with you guys at the time because honestly I was just trying to be okay, but I was experiencing severe anxiety. it was meditation- it was practicing every single day multiple times a day that has been healing me, and, more than just helping me manage strong emotions like anxiety and stress, it’s making me a better human. not only does it help in times like this with stress and anxiety, meditation is the practice of strengthening habits like empathy, love, and compassion- making you feel more connected to not only everybody around you , but living beings in general like animals, plants, and the earth, which is a living being, itself. In times like these, especially as young people, even if we are healthy, it’s important to practice compassion and help others that could be suffering. We are in this together, let’s not be indifferent to others risk. it’s our responsibility to do whatever it takes to keep everyone safe. Empathy to others’ reality and solidarity could make the difference in hard moments like this. We can’t think that we will be unaffected because we feel young and healthy. we have parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors, and we don’t want to be a part of the problem when we could be part of the solution. So I’d like you to take 10 minutes of your day today to either look up loving kindness meditation on Calm or YouTube. Or just follow these instructions: close your eyes and sit with your spine upright and feel gravity grounding your body to the earth’s surface and supporting you. Take three deep breaths and then begin to just notice the natural flow of your breath. Being aware of breathing in, breathing out. Following every inhale and exhale with your attention. Once your mind has stilled. Picture every human in the world right now, elders, people that have respiratory problems and are vulnerable, picture the people that are vulnerable, picture their families, and say “May you be healthy. May you be safe. May you be free from illness. May you be well.” Repeat until you really feel it in your heart ❤️- love you guys, please stay safe !

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She explained that her anxiety took the shape of OCD and said:

“To put it simply, it made me feel like my mind was playing a cruel trick on me. “There was something hurting inside me, and I didn’t have the skill to heal it or handle it. In order to heal it, I had to talk about it.”

After therapy, meditation, and breathwork, she has conquered the constant internal struggle.

“I feel the healthiest and most connected to myself I’ve ever been, and nowadays I rarely suffer from OCD symptoms.”

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Celebrities like Camila Cabello sharing their experiences show that mental health issues don’t discriminate. We hope that everyone going through it gets better and succeed in their battles.

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