Camila Cabello Shares Bikini Selfie With Inspiring Message
Camila Cabello is one of the busiest stars in the music business. When she isn't performing she is recording, shooting videos, jet setting around the world for work or "hustling" at home. However, during the pandemic she learned that something was missing in her life: Time for rest. On Tuesday, the 24-year-old treated her fans to a bikini selfie and a large dose of wisdom. Read on to hear what Camila Cabello had to say about the importance of rest—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!
Pre-Pandemic She Felt "Guilty" When She Rested
"One of the biggest things i learned during the pandemic was the importance of REST," Camila admitted in the lengthy post. "Before I literally had no choice but to stop and stand still, I didn't know what work life balance was. I felt guilty during days off because I felt like I wasn't being productive or I could be doing more. At the same time, right before we were forced to quarantine I was completely burnt out and felt like I couldn't do this career anymore."
Then She Realized Rest Inspired Her
Camila continued to explain that when she was forced to slow down, it actually worked in her favor. "Then I started seeing how after resting during that period, cultivating new hobbies, prioritizing my mental health, my friendships and relationships, making time for exercise, and also enjoying being lazy again, I started to naturally feel inspired, passionate, and way more creative."
Now She Refuses to Feel Guilty When She Rests
Camila spends more time regenerating these days, and has zero guilt about it. "Nowadays I never feel guilty about making time for time off because I know that without rest, and time for joy, laziness, and play, I will feel burnt out, stressed, sad, and exhausted and I won't be able to do the work I want to put out into the world," she continued.
"Don't Forget That Rest Is Honorable"
Camila encourages fans to slow down and make time for rest. "In a culture that wears exhaustion and business as a badge of honor, remember we are just animals who were meant to be roaming around the forest eating, pooping; and making babies; and in the way our society is built, overwork is literally killing us. Culture constantly makes us feel like we don't do enough and we must be 'hustling' and 'grinding'… but don't forget that rest is honorable, necessary, and sacred," she wrote.
"We Are Not Robots"
In returning to the "new normal," Camila encourages instilling values in work environments that prioritize the individual in a holistic way. "We are not robots and our brains are not computers. For the sake of our health and happiness during our brief time here on earth, the societal structures of work and how it relates to an individual's mental health need an upgrade. Imma go back to doing nothing today," she concludes.