Dua Lipa uses social media ‘in bite sizes’ to protect mental wellbeing

Dua Lipa has revealed that she uses social media ‘in bite sizes’ to help protect her mental health.

In a new interview with British Vogue, the 24-year-old explained how she takes care of her wellbeing and deals with the pressures that so often come with fame.

As well as citing her family and friends as a huge support, Lipa told the publication that she limits the amount of time she spends using apps such as Twitter and Instagram.

“I’ve also learnt to do social media in bite sizes,” Lipa said.

“Social media has always been around for my generation, so for me it’s really fun to post pictures, tweet and update. But I’ve also received a lot of backlash for talking about political things close to my heart.”

The “New Rules” singer went on to explain that because she stands by things she believes in, she will sometimes delete social media so she doesn’t “start second guessing” herself.

Lipa also added that while trolls are often the source of her anxiety, her fans are the main reason she always returns to social media.

“They’re the reason why I download the app again, so I can talk to them. It’s the foundation that we’ve built everything on,” Lipa explained.

“My fans know me so well now that I get messages saying, ‘We know you need some time out from Twitter, we just wanted to tell you we missed you’.”

The “IDGAF” singer concluded by saying social media use is all about “finding and maintaining a healthy balance”.

She added: “You can’t always get it right, but you have to try.”

This isn’t the first time that Lipa has spoken out about the negative impact social media can have on people’s wellbeing. 

(Vogue/Cameron McCool)

In February, the “One Kiss” singer called out “toxic a** behaviour” on Twitter, after she spotted two women’s physical appearances being compared on her timeline.  

“Takes 10 seconds on the tl [timeline] to see people comparing women and their wrinkles,” Lipa wrote.

“I hope everyone engaging in this toxic a** behaviour stays plump af for the rest of their lives bc [because] reality gonna bite you in the arse.”

(Vogue/Cameron McCool)

The singer continued by urging her 2.85 million followers to spread more kindness.

“Too much hate in one place. We love to preach about feminism and sisterhood but it all seems like it’s all for the clout,” Lipa added.

“Maybe make a difference in someone’s life for the better.”


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