In August, Selena Gomez announced she was taking some time off to recharge, refresh and rejuvenate – 90 days to be exact. And, like a smart cookie, she apparently spent those 90 days without her cell phone. Wait, really?
Selena Gomez in an elegant red satin ball gown prom dress at the red carpet of 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Scoop neckline with thin shoulder straps.
“I recently took 90 days off,” Gomez said during a Q&A. “During that time I did not have my cellphone. It was the most refreshing, calming, rejuvenating feeling. Now I rarely pick up my phone, and only limited people have access to me.”
The self-imposed break was to address anxiety, depression and panic attacks stemming from her lupus and it is fantastic that she recognized that she needed to take care of herself and made the steps to do so. I’m just curious as to what she did without her phone for three months.
What if she needed to talk to her mom? What if someone needed to reach her? Did she really just use a landline for 3 months and now only engages with her phone when it buzzes for a very specific reason? Should we all just throw our phones down a very deep well and return to princess phones and answering machines?
When asked what she does now instead of refreshing Twitter and idly double tapping pictures on Instagram, Gomez said that to fill the time in between being a famous person, she relies on “self-affirmations in cooking or napping!”
Stand in your truth, Selena. Good for you.