The singer admits that initially she preferred that no one find out about the inner battle she was facing, but after receiving help she realized that talking about mental health is important and thanks to this she learned to connect with herself.
The young singer opened her heart to the Wall Street Journal, where in honor of Mental Health Month, Camila spoke about her own experience dealing with anxiety. Camila revealed that, in her case, when the discomfort began to worsen, it manifested itself through an obsessive compulsive disorder, which would bring great changes to her life.
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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 !
The girl did not want others to know what she was suffering, because also, she felt that she was being ungrateful for all the good things she had in her life. This situation led her to hide her emotions and try to do her best to continue, but the symptoms continued to increase.
Camila was afraid of disappointing those who looked at her with admiration, but she eventually asked for help and now she knows that it was the best decision she could make, since she has left behind the difficulty to sleep, the headaches and the lump in the throat that accompanied her day a day.
Now, thanks to the different techniques that Camila Cabello has implemented in life, she feels healthier and has learned to connect with herself, gradually making her obsessive compulsive disorder disappear.