Chrissy Teigen’s Therapist Recommended She Take a Social Media Break
Honestly, good advice for us all.
Teigen told Marie Claire that she's begun to cut back on her time online, thanks to a recommendation from her therapist.
"I'm barely online anymore, and that was at the request of my therapist," she said, adding that she didn't start going to therapy until quarantining during the coronavirus epidemic.
"I used to avoid it and make fun of the idea of it, and then I found the right person and it changed my world," she said. "People think I'm tough, but I'm such an empath, and I take on other people's pain and sadness as my own. And when I let people down, I'm hyperaware of it. Sometimes I feel like people aren't going to be as hard on me as I am on myself. So it's good for me to take a break."
Still, Teigen conceded, she's trying to strike a balance between taking care of herself and using her platform for good.
"Part of me right now knows this is not the right time to go silent," she said. "It does feel very selfish and weird to say that my mental health is important when there are people being murdered by police and murdered in their own homes. Who gives a fuck about someone making fun of me when people’s livelihoods are being threatened just for telling their stories? I have Black children, so is it really the right time to not want to step on anyone’s toes?"
In May, Teigen donated $200,000 to bail out protesters arrested while marching for justice for George Floyd.