With so many of us stuck at home amid the pandemic, we've been given a rare, unprecedented look into celebrity homes. Much like us, some of our favourite celebrities have opened up their homes via social media to share messages of support and solidarity during the global health crisis.
Teaming up with Instagram to #TakeABreak, Selena Gomez invited viewers around her house, including into her personal recording studio and bedroom. The Rare Beauty founder also opened up on how she stays on top of her mental health during the quarantine.
"I think right now, it is more important than ever to talk about mental health, which is a subject that is very personal to me," she said. "So I’m asking you guys to take a break with me, and I’m going to show you some of the things that help me stay positive during this time and see if any of it resonates with you."
Gomez starts by sharing a trick that helps her routine. "Some of the things that help me is my DBT books [Dialectical Behavior Therapy]," she says. "And every single day, I’ll look at a worksheet or if there’s something I’ working on, internally, I’ll just kind of find a chapter that relates to me.
DBT is a type of cognitive-behavioural therapy which aims to teach people how to live in the moment, cope healthily with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others
Gomez then takes viewers into her recording studio, where her makeshift studio is setup among an artwork of model Cara Delevingne.
"It’s okay not to do something every single day but when I’m feeling up for it and I’m feeling creative, this is my little area of creativeness. This is our makeshift studio. This is how basically I write or work on music that needs to be worked on."
Gomez moves onto her nighttime routine, which features a walk, rosewater and relaxing with new puppy Daisy.
"The last part of my routine is my unwinding process," she continued. "So I usually take a walk at night because I can get rid of the day a bit. And then I come home, take a shower, wash my face, and then when I get into bed, my friends laugh at me, but I have a heating pad. It’s almost like an anxiety blanket. It feels really nice. I will sometimes journal. And I have these beautiful little like, face sprays, rosewater, a candle to help me as well. And then I have my little Daisy, and we just kind of get into bed. I turn off all my electronics and I just relax."
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