Selena Gomez finally shares how her decision to stay off the internet has changed her for the better. The former Disney star openly spoke about her withdrawal from social media during her appearance on Good Morning America’s Monday episode where she celebrated the launch of her new platform called Wondermind.
Despite being one of the most-followed celebrities on social media, the 29-year-old American actress and singer announced that she had been off the internet for four years now. During an interview, the star of Wizards of Waverly Place admitted that social media had once become her whole world and it had put her in a very dangerous. She further added that she was driven to fulfill even the most unrealistic standards, especially when it comes to beauty.
Gomez has been very open about her struggles with anxiety, depression, and bipolar diagnosis. She also addressed issues and struggles she faced with social media, mentioning the unnecessary hate comments that she would often stumble upon, and she could only make them go away by putting her phone down.
However, according to the Only Murders in the Building actress, she now has a better relationship with herself after staying off the internet. She further remarked that her decision has made significant changes, especially to her mental health.
According to Gomez, it has changed her life completely and she found herself happier and more present in a way that she was able to connect with more people. She also added that she felt normal after learning a lot from her stardom which happened to her at a very young age. Now she has taken the necessary steps and has taken the path that leads to her healing by creating a system where she gave up her social media passwords, making them inaccessible for her.
In the meantime, the ‘Who Says’ singer has just kick-started her new platform called Wondermind, a mental fitness company that is dedicated to providing mental health resources online and for free. Gomez further shared that she wanted to help people by making them heard and understood and that if she’ll ever be known for anything, she hopes that she is going to be known for the way she cared for people.