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Camila Cabello’s Mid-Concert Speech Is A Must-Listen If Your Mental Health Is Struggling

"Talk to yourself like you would talk to your best friend."

On Wednesday night, Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello was performing an intimate show at The Fillmore in Miami, Florida. The performance kicked off with her singing her latest single, ‘Shameless’, while looking powerful AF in a white full bodysuit. 

Now Cabello’s garnered a lot of media attention lately due to her rumoured relationship with Shawn Mendes – it’s still unclear and confusing as hell. Neither singers seem to have confirmed or denied.

In less confusing, and arguably more relevant news, Cabello made a very moving speech to her fans. She paused mid-set at The Fillmore to speak about the importance of mental health.

“I have struggled so much in the past few years with, you know, with anxiety… I feel like this song and this part of the show is so important to me because I’ve had to remind myself lately to be so kind to myself,” Cabello told fans.

All the tears.

The singer clearly struggled to keep her emotions in check while opening up about going through a tough time. She, along with every other celebrity, ought to be encouraged for revealing their humanity in such a graceful and honest way. As seen with Johnathan Van Ness opening up about being HIV positive, initiating important discussions can have a profound impact on audiences.

The singer spoke about her album ‘Romance,’ adding:

“…the funny thing is that all of this journey always just brings me back to myself… that the person you need to fall in love with the most, the person that you need to be the kindest to, the person that you need to be the most patient with, is actually you.”

She’s right.

I’ll confess: I was on public transport when I first heard the speech and at that moment was one more warm-hearted word away from audibly sobbing.

Who would have thought a pop sensation would provide a reality check that literally everyone deserves to hear. Honestly, people usually just go the therapy for this type of top-tier encouragement.

As if the patience line wasn’t enough, she continued:

“…It’s not just a cliché, it’s not just a generic thing to say. The person, the way that you talk to yourself in your head is so, so important…talk to yourself like you would talk to your best friend… don’t be mean to yourself because that only makes things worse.”

Do it!!!

In the end, Camila Cabello did that thing we so often do as humans – she apologised for being emotional and explains where it all came from:

“…Sometimes just being a human can be a hard f***ing thing, you know?”

Wearing Your PJs On A Bad Day Makes You Feel More Depressed, Some Info We’d Rather Ignore

Psychologists are personally attacking PJs.

As a kid, was there anything sweeter than staying in your PJs all weekend, watching TV and enjoying life without adult responsibility?

It’s a sad reality to come to terms with but apparently dressing daggy is not the right thing to do when you’re having a hard time. For the sake of your mental health, it’s best to re-program your conditioned fashion choice of saggy and extra-daggy for when you’re feeling low.

…but… it’s a Sunday.

When we’re not feeling our best and don’t have a solid idea of what we want to do with our day, our emotions take over and dodgy fashion choices are likely to be born, professor Alyssa Dana Adomaitis told The Huffington Post.

So without further ado, here are some scenarios that inspire dressing like an absolute troll, and the iconic fashion choices best suited to cure that funk:

The ‘Massive Brekkie’ Bad Day

You’ve accidentally downed six Weet-Bix when you probably should’ve stuck to three. Today is not the day for vintage denim. I repeat: do not wear jeans.

According to Andrew Reilly, a professor in culture, gender and appearance at the University of Hawaii, it important to choose clothes you’re “psychologically comfortable in,” he told HuffPo. Some individuals may wear clothes that are “on trend” despite feeling uneasy in them, according to Rielly this can cause greater stress.

Wear: a super stretchy pair of flattering pants. Invest in a neutral colour as they go with everything. Bonus points if the button doesn’t dig in.

Somethings getting ready feels like this.

The ‘I-Accidentally-Binged-Netflix-Till-2AM’ Bad Day

You’ve binge-watched a series the night before that you promised yourself you’d “take slow.” You wake up a handful of hours later and have zero will to live or to put on something ‘presentable.’ Kim Johnson, A professor at the University of Minnesota, told Huffpo that people are “social animals…we get a boost from positive responses and reactions from others.” By wearing a complimented item again you trick yourself into experiencing a confidence boost.

Wear: something simple with “that accessory,” the one that everyone compliments. Your brain is functioning at a low level so don’t get fancy. Go with basic colours.

Fake it till you make it.

The ‘I-Shouldn’t-Have-Gotten-Mid-Week-Drunk’ Bad Day

It’s a Thursday and you’re crusty. You’ve either gotten wine-drunk with a roommate or that “casual drink” at the pub turned into eight schooners. You’re paranoid everyone at uni/work will notice how destroyed you feel. Dressing more formally than usual can alter your thoughts, according to a 2015 study from California State University-Northridge. Psychology professor, Abraham Rutchick says that people feel a greater sense of power in formal clothing.

Wear: Something that absolutely does not reflect your inner turmoil. This is the day to pair something fashionable: a blazer, fancy slacks or neat shirt, with something casual.

But do it in fashion.

We all have days where we feel like the embodiment of a sack of potatoes and that’s okay. But for the sake of self-care, perhaps it’s time we recognised the power of putting on a good shirt.

Lana Del Rey’s Cop Boyfriend Has Probs Never Heard Any Of Her Songs

Our edgy queen is dating a law enforcer.

The internet is freaking out. Photos have leaked of Lana Del Rey and a man who, rightfully, could only be described as a silver fox. The two are shown side by side, strolling through a park and soaking up the sun. The catch: Del Rey’s new man, Sean Larkin, is a cop.

Credit: Twitter

That’s right, Lana Del Rey, famous for her edginess and general ‘f-the-rules’ attitude is dating a man who’s probably given out a parking ticket before. It just doesn’t add up. This is just one of this year’s many celebrity couples that have made us go, um what?

Lana Del Rey, please explain.

Has her law-enforcing beau heard any of her music? Because Billboard literally wrote an article titled, ‘Lana Del Rey’s 16 Best Songs About Getting High.’ She’s produced lyrics such as, “You got that medicine I need / Dope, shoot it up, straight to the heart, please” and “All those special times I spent with you, my love / They don’t mean shit compared to all your drugs.”

How is the internet sleeping on the inherent contradiction within this couple? Lana wrote a song titled, ‘Yayo’, which is a street name for cocaine for crying out loud.

The Lana stans are yet to see this glitch and are in full throttle support mode. The two do look damn good together and this guy is indisputably attractive. He’s got a silver mane, has nice tattoos and he’s fit. People on Twitter seem to be strictly referring to him as “daddy.”

This whole scenario really has me thinking: is Lana Del Rey really a baddie? Because either her or her beau is masquerading. Maybe it’s the policeman that isn’t a straighty 180. Either that or Del Rey’s entire career has been built on the false image of a woman sans care for society’s rules and expectations. Has Lana’s favourite ice-cream flavour really been vanilla this whole time?

Have we been lied to?

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