In a series of Instagram stories posted over the weekend, the songstress shared some thoughts about the importance of taking care of yourself and protecting your mental health. “Hi everyone… I just wanted to say hi and remind you guys to protect your peace and your energy and to not forget to take care of yourselves and protect your space, because we have a lot of work to do here, and a lot of family and friends and love and important s**t to take care of,” she said.
And luckily, some eagle-eyed fans captured the pearls of wisdom for posterity on Twitter:
— ʍαδς – saw ariana! (@arianascloudsx) April 7, 2019
She went on to preach the importance of self-care, continuing, “I just want to make sure you don’t run yourself to the ground and exhaust yourself… And remember to protect your energy and do things that are good for you. And that you are loved and not alone,” lovingly adding, “You deserve the best there is, and I love you.”
It seems like her awareness of her ginormous Instagram following (150m, but who’s counting?) was not lost on her, noting she wanted to leverage her platform for the better. “I have a lot of f**king followers,” she said, “and it’s weird, so if I can use that to spread any kind of positivity or light, I just wanted to send it your way… Remind you that life’s beautiful if you allow it to be and if you put your energy in the right place. So here I am, reminding you.”
After revealing her “self-care activity of the day” (buying crystals, candles and books, in case you were wondering), she invited fans to share what they’ve been doing to take care of themselves as well.
— flowersofgrowth (@flowersofgrowth) April 6, 2019
She closed the heartfelt posts on this uplifting note, “I just wanted to say one more thing… Life can be pretty heavy, so if you’re going through it or if you haven’t gone through it… everything, you know, is preparing you for something else or making your stronger or presenting you with opportunities for growth, or whatever. Just keep that in mind.”
And we all know Ari’s no stranger to life’s heavy stuff and burnout, having had quite the tumultuous few years and taken numerous breaks. So, coming from her, this seems like advice worth heeding.