Selena Gomez Says Not Going On Social Media Makes Her ‘Feel Normal’ | Entertainment

Selena Gomez says not going on social media makes her “feel normal”.

The ‘Only Murders in the Building’ star hasn’t “been on the internet in four and a half years” and thinks it’s great for her mental well-being.

The 29-year-old actress told Good Morning America (04.04.22) on Monday: “I haven’t been on the internet in four and a half years. It’s completely changed my life. I’m happier. I’m more present . I connect more with people. It makes me feel normal.”

Selena credits “growing up in the spotlight” on the Disney Channel show “Wizards of Waverly Place” as teaching her about the dangers of social media and the rest of the web.

She said: “Growing up in the spotlight has definitely taught me a lot. I can’t believe I’m where I am mentally just because I’ve taken the necessary steps to get away from it because it’s not just isn’t ordinary.”

The co-founder of Wondermind – a free online resource for people seeking mental health advice created in collaboration with her mother Mandy Teefey and entrepreneur Daniella Pierson – is “thrilled” to be getting ready to ring in a new decade when she turns 30 in July.

Of the milestone, Selena said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to step into this chapter on my own, independently, strong, confidently, that’s all I really want. I’m thrilled. “

The ‘Lose You to Love Me’ singer has previously opened up about the importance of maintaining good mental health and how she felt a ‘tremendous weight’ left her when she was diagnosed with the disorder. bipolar.

In August last year, Selena said: “I felt a huge weight leave me when I found out. I could take a deep breath and be like, ‘Okay, that explains so much. ‘ »

She added: “There were all the things that honestly should have brought me down. Every time I went through something I was like, ‘What else? What else am I going to have to deal with? »

The ‘Rare Beauty’ founder – who was diagnosed with lupus in 2014 and underwent a kidney transplant and chemotherapy – was driven by his ability to “help people” in similar situations.

Selena said, “You’re going to help people.” [That is] really what kept me going.

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