Most people can agree that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was a difficult time. Selena Gomez admitted during a recent Instagram Live discussion of how she “got into a bit of a depression” during the first few days of quarantine.
Selena Gomez explained how she felt in the early days of the pandemic
During an Instagram Live discussion with former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on October 11, World Mental Health Day, Gomez shed light on how he felt during the early days of the pandemic.
“In the beginning, I couldn’t deal with him that well,” admitted Gomez, when asked how she was handling this time. “I got into a bit of a depression. Then I started going to a place where I was really writing and being active and then I guess it just forced me to have that time. “
Gomez attributed time spent with “quality people” and “spending a lot more time with my family” as some of the ways he coped.
She said she “normalized herself in this situation which is not normal”, but shared the challenge of being someone who makes connections with people for her career. “I mean, my job is to travel a lot, connect with people, make people happy and that makes me happy,” he explained. “So, it was a struggle.”
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Gomez explained how immersing herself in work helped her get through these difficult times. The actor and singer released his own beauty line Rare Beauty and actively recorded music again.
“I would say that right now I’m getting completely out again, and I just think I had to handle it the way I was supposed to handle it,” he explained. “And I got through it with the right people, doing the right things and taking the right steps to keep me from going crazy.”
Gomez revealed why he had to stop using social media
As a celebrity, Gomez understands the value of using social media to connect with his fans but has decided to step away from it because it can be very damaging to mental health.
The entertainer hasn’t had any social media apps on her phone for two years, even though she uses the platforms occasionally.
“Even though I use the platform, I make sure I approve and write things I want to write, but I don’t look at them and they aren’t on my phone,” he explained. “So, I firmly believe there is something about social media and technology that is being blamed for the increase in loneliness and disconnection.”
Gomez found out how bad it was for her personally because she’s in the spotlight and people can be so critical.
“The final take on social media on my part was about my personal life and, you know, then it was used to say these things and I felt like I woke up every day and thought, ‘Why am I doing this ?,'” she explained. “For example, if I constantly do wrong things or if they think it’s sold out, fake, not real, not authentic – which is every part of my being – these words hurt and add nothing to my life and the truth are lies. “
She added, “So, that’s how I handled it by saying, ‘You know what? I’m going to get out of this because I don’t think it’s helping me at all.'”