Selena Gomez's recent documentary highlights her struggles with mental health and the inner conflicts that can impact us all at different times in our lives.
As she sings in one of her songs, "I tried to hide in the glory / And sweep it under the table, so you would never know."
It can be difficult to find balance when struggling mentally, and facing inner conflict can be a confusing and overwhelming experience. However, there are steps you can take to overcome these internal struggles.
- Prioritize self-care: Engage in activities that promote physical and emotional well-being, such as exercise, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep. Try different coping mechanisms for managing stress and anxiety, such as mindfulness practices or therapy. Reach out to loved ones or a mental health professional for support. Remember to be kind and compassionate towards yourself when struggling, as everyone experiences difficult times.
- Identify the source of the conflict: Reflect on what is causing the inner conflict. Is it a specific situation or decision? Are there underlying beliefs or values that are in opposition? Understanding the root of the conflict can help you better understand what needs to be addressed.
- Reflect on your values and priorities: Clarity about your values and priorities can help you make decisions and take action that align with what's important to you.
- Seek the perspective of others: Sometimes, getting a fresh perspective can help you see things in a new light. Talk to a trusted friend, family member, or therapist about your inner conflict.
- Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness practices such as meditation and journaling can help you become more aware of your thoughts and emotions, allowing you to approach your inner conflict with a clear and calm mind.
- Make a plan of action: Once you have a better understanding of the source of your inner conflict and your values, make a plan of action to address it. This may involve taking small steps towards resolving the conflict, such as seeking out more information or talking to people who can help.
Remember that inner conflict is a normal part of the human experience, and it is possible to navigate it with patience, self-compassion and the right tools.
"Inner conflict is an opportunity to discover your true self. Embrace it, learn from it, and grow stronger." - Unknown
In case no one told you, you're amazing!
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