What you see on social media isn’t always a reflection of how a person is doing or who they are. Camila Cabello can attest to that.
The “Havana” singer shared a lengthy video on Instagram discussing the struggles she has with anxiety and how she wants to use social media as a tool to better reflect herself.
“Sometimes on social media I feel like I’m still learning how to use it in a way that makes it feel like I’m being myself,” she said in the opening of a nearly four-minute long video before adding, “I’ve been thinking about all the things in my day to day life that’s not on social media.”
Cabello has been open about her struggles with anxiety in the past and wanted to give her followers some advice that has helped her out. “Something that has really helped me and I hope really helps you guys is anxiety is really focusing on the things that are out of control,” she says. “As human beings there’s so many things that are out of control, especially right now.”
Camilia listed the COVID-19 pandemic, actions of other people, what news we wake up to, and other people's behaviors as factors that contribute to anxiety.
“What we can control is how we respond,” she said.
“I can control how I show up in the world today. I can if I give love today and if I am kind to people today and am compassionate.”
She added, ”we can control if we wake up in the morning and say, ‘I’m going to be who I want to be today.’”
Her inspirational message comes at a time when uncertainties in the world can be a great source of anxiety. If this video is any indication, fans can expect to see more message like this in the future. “I felt compelled to share because I want to be more like myself on here,” she said in closing.
RADIO.COM’s I’m Listening initiative aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255.