Monday marked the beginning of National Self-Care Week in the United Kingdom, an annual awareness campaign to promote self care and self love.
Self care is the art of taking steps to care of your emotional, mental or physical health *without* feeling guilty for investing in yourself. In light of some heavy events this year, self-care talk has been at a fever pitch.
Taking this movement to heart are some of the biggest celebs we know and love, like Grammy winner Ed Sheeran.
On December 13th of last year, Ed took to his Instagram to announce he would be taking a year off from social media to reconnect with the world and “see what he’s missing.”
This week, the “Love Yourself” co-writer started to bless us with his presence again.
On Friday, Ed visited 9-year-old Melody, a huge fan of his, and sang songs with her in her hospital room. The experience was magical.
He has also announced his first performance after his break will be for a children’s hospital charity in London on November 30.
Though fans were heartbroken when he said he would be taking a year away from social media (we know we were), the time off seems to have paid off, seeing that at the brink of his return, he’s already giving back to the community.
Click inside to see how important Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner take self care!…
Selena Gomez made headlines after she took time off to deal with personal issues, like anxiety and depression.
We still miss seeing Selena’s daily Instagram posts but know she will be back even stronger when she’s ready.
In March, Justin Bieber cancelled his meet and greets, because they left him feeling drained to the point of depression.
“I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.” Justin said in a post directed to his fans on Instagram, an account he has since deleted.
“The pressure of meeting people’s expectations of what I’m supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint, but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can’t tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn’t so hard on me. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I’m in to give you the best show you have ever seen.”
Justin took something that was becoming increasingly overwhelming and turned it into a positive for himself by focusing on his music, the message and spending more quality time with fans.
Earlier this week, Kendall Jenner left Instagram in a sweeping move to “detox,” she explained on The Ellen Show. Kendall recognized the signs of being overwhelmed by something she thought was controlling her life.
Take it from your favorites, self-care isn’t being selfish, it’s respecting and loving yourself. Everyone, celebs included, sometimes have to put yourself first in order to give back to others.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, please seek help. Check your local area for resources. National resources include:
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