Since the pandemic began, we have realized, more than in the past, how important it is to take care of your mental health.
For a long time it was believed that the only thing that should put us on alert was physical pain and that everything that concerned our emotions and feelings was to be dismissed with a good “it’s a period no, it will pass”. Fortunately, this is no longer the case and our psychic well-being has become as important as our physical one.
What can we do to take care of our mental health then? Here are some suggestions from some celebrities who have become spokespersons for this cause.
MEDITATION LIKE JOE JONAS
Since becoming famous, the singer has started to have problems related to anxiety and stress. Meditation helped him: «I always try to wake up an hour or half an hour earlier than I should in order to meditate, take a moment for myself and slow down. It helps me a lot and I am able to face my commitments better ».
SPORT LIKE LENA DUNHAM
The actress and director discovered, a few years ago, how much exercise helped her manage her anxiety. And to think that at first she was incredulous about the benefits of sport: “It took me 16 years to convince me because it seemed stupid.” Since she started, she has promised herself to always dedicate a small space of her day to doing activities: “It’s not about my body, but my mind,” she added.
THE TAILOR-MADE COMMITMENT AGENDA LIKE HALSEY
Halsey she was only 17 when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. A condition that had a major impact on his career and life. In addition to the help of specialists, to give her a great hand was having understood how to organize herself with daily commitments. “I manage my life to keep up with my illness and not the other way around. If something makes me uncomfortable, I don’t do it. “
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE LIKE RYAN REYNOLDS
During the processing and promotion of Deadpool, the actor began to suffer from ailments related to sleep deprivation and anxiety. “The expectations of the film were literally eating me alive and I was on the verge of exploding.” To keep things from getting worse, his wife took care of it Blake Lively: «He’s an extremely positive person and he helped me get through it. I’m lucky to have you next to me ».
LEARN ABOUT THE PROBLEM LIKE SELENA GOMEZ
Also Selena Gomez suffer from bipolar disorder. For a long time he ignored that he had this problem, but when he started to inquire about it, everything changed. “I understood that I had a problem – he said – so I turned to a specialist who assigned me a medical therapy suitable for my case”. He also added that this decision “saved her life”.
SPEAK OPENLY LIKE LILI REINHART
“It was incredibly therapeutic for me to talk about what was happening to me: it made me realize that I was not alone,” said the interpreter of Chemical Hearts. In fact, the actress suffered from severe depression for years, but when she stopped hiding her problems she began to get better and manage the effects.
GROWING NEW INTERESTS LIKE JAMES FRANCO
In an interview, the actor said that, for a long time, especially when he was younger, he had tried to fight the negative effects of his depression by taking substances. The result was to develop an addiction and exacerbate his problem. One of the solutions that helped him the most was to cultivate new hobbies: «Dedicating myself body and soul to something I don’t know pushes me to sublimate all my negative emotions and makes me feel better».
SEEK A THERAPIST LIKE CHRIS EVANS
Chris Evans he loves being an actor, but doesn’t like the stardom that comes with it. For years, public exposure was a source of great suffering until she realized she was suffering from social anxiety disorder. He managed to fight it by turning to a psychologist and embarking on a path of therapy.