Selena Gomez on how she 'gets out of bed' on bad mental health days

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Selena Gomez has opened up about how she gets through bad mental health days, sharing her tips on how she "takes care" of her mind. Speaking on her Wondermind Instagram account – a content platform she recently launched to help those struggling with mental health come together – she admitted that some days she finds it hard to even get out of bed.

Responding to the question How do you take care of your mind?, the 29-year-old said: "Sometimes I'm not good at it, like I'll just wake up and I struggle maybe sometimes just getting out of bed." As for how she navigates through difficult days, Selena added, "What helps me, first and foremost, is just picking up the phone and calling someone."

Next, she explains, it's important to take a step back and assess why you're feeling that way. "I constantly try to fill myself with knowledge of what it is that I am feeling and the triggers that happen to me," she pointed out. "So I think what really helps me understand myself a bit more is that I can take a step back and think of all the tools I've learned and try to implement them in my everyday life. That's usually what helps me."

Physical movement is another way the singer slash actor shakes off negative emotions. "I hate working out! It is not fun," Selena continued, "but I've been doing intense boxing classes recently, and it has really helped me get a lot of frustration but also just energy out and it feels so good."

In the comments section, fans praised the Only Murders In The Building star for being honest. "So proud of you, knowing that we aren't alone helps a lot," commented one fan, with another Instagram user adding "Very relatable, thank you for these useful tips, hopefully I can implement them more."

But, it's not the first time that the 29-year-old has been open with her fans about her mental health. Just last year, during an Instagram Live with Miley Cyrus, she revealed that she'd been diagnosed with Bipolar. Later, in a promotional video for Wondermind, she said: "I understand what it's like to be confused and not really understand where these feelings and emotions [are] coming from... I live with bipolar—I don't suffer from it anymore. I'm really happy and proud of the progress I have made."

If you're struggling with your mental health and need some support, find more information at Mind. Alternatively, call the Samaritans helpline 24/7 for free, on 116 123.


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