The Good Place actor Jameela Jamil not too long ago posted about how she manages her anxiousness in new conditions
Jameela Jamil is surely considered one of social media’s strongest voices. After her breakout success in The Good Place, Jamil has used her fame to highlight and problem out-of-date and dangerous magnificence requirements and poisonous eating regimen tradition. After the actor posted about overcoming one thing she was “terrified of,” followers requested how she overcomes anxiousness in unfamiliar conditions and Jamil shared that she typically faces her fears head-on with assist from anti-anxiety medicine.
Jamil opens up about leaning on anti-anxiety meds, as wanted, to beat her fears.
“A lot of you in my DMS are asking how I overcame my fear of the thing I was scared of doing in my post from yesterday,” she wrote on Instagram. “[…] the simple truth is. Meds. I take occasional anti-anxiety meds after decades of thinking I should just brave the fear and get over it.”
“Nah. Not anymore,” she continued. “I still work on my fears, but I at least allow myself the first time doing something that scares me, some medicinal help, so that my brain can see that it’s safe once it has all gone okay, and then it’s easier the next time. (Though I absolutely may just take meds/DBD again!)”
“As we round off #mentalhealthawareness month, I want to remind you all of the importance of meds if you need them,” Jamil captioned the photograph. “They are no different to treating any other part of your body that isn’t functioning in a way that is good for you.”
“Don’t fall into the trap of treat the symptom not the cause, because the symptoms stop you from finding or treating the cause sometimes,” she continued. “So use them if you need them to calm the storm inside your head so you can actually have a chance at getting better.”
“…If other stuff like yoga, meditation, CBD, weed… etc works for you then that’s also great.,” Jamil added. “Just please don’t suffer, and please don’t feel weak or embarrassed for taking them. Anti-anxiety meds have literally saved my life.”
Since launching the I Weigh (@i_weigh) group in 2018, Jamil has grown a group of 1.3 million followers that recognize her posts about self-worth and inclusiveness.
“I’m not some great leader or intellectual, but what I’m really good at is interrupting a narrative,” Jamil beforehand instructed Grazia. “I think I’ve been extremely effective in interrupting diet and detox culture. Can I single-handedly get rid of it? Sadly, no. But I can make you think twice about it.”
Jamil has a historical past of openness about psychological well being and wellness.
“Exercise is not an exclusive members club. We were just fooled into thinking it was,” Jamil continued. “If you’re overcoming an eating disorder, if you’ve just had a baby, if you’re bigger than you wish you were or smaller than you wish you were, if you were in an abusive relationship and you’ve become detached from your body…it’s never too late to try to take back ownership of your own body, free from our nonsense societal vanity sodden propaganda.
Thanks for joining me. It’s helping my mental health too. We’re in this together. We are Taking exercise BACK.”
Pro vast. Pro quick. Anti fool mansplainers on the web. pic.twitter.com/vGScd0guOP
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) May 22, 2021
In the identical interview with Grazia, Jamil spoke in regards to the significance of optimistic self discuss. “Our bodies are our best friends. Our bodies are our ride-or-die. They will be with you until 4am in the club. They’re going to have sex with who you want to have sex with, they’re going to eat what you want to eat, they’re going to fix you when you fall over. When you start to look at your body as your best friend you want to protect it more and stop talking shit to it. You want to stop mistreating it, because it does more for you than anyone else in your life.”
Body positivity and psychological well being go hand-in-hand and we’re glad Jamil is speaking about all of it.