What we can all learn from Bella Hadid’s 16-day social media break

 Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Lacoste as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021
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When Bella Hadid returned from her 16-day social media break - she taught us all a thing or two about self-love.

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The model, 24, admitted she needed to take some time away to "reflect" and "learn" about herself. And although she hinted that the findings were "too much to explain right now" she promised with time she would express herself to her fans.

And it seems to have done Bella, who likened her most recent hairstyle to Chucky from Rugrats cartoon, some good as she shared some unseen snaps taken during her wellness break. 

Bella revealed how she felt in the caption. She explained: 'The memories and fortune I came back with are pure wisdom, a closer relationship with myself and my spirituality, a sense of self-love that I have always lacked, a few great friends, and these books that saw me through.'

In a modern technology-filled world it's so easy to forget the simple things in life like surrounding yourself with the ones you love, getting creative, or reading a book that will help open your mind. But Bella has reminded us all of its importance.

As the time out of the spotlight has enabled Bella to address her feelings. She said: 'I found myself, my strength and my light again. I am only here to be an instrument of peace & love to help people that suffer and hopefully the world, in time...'

Bella also thanked her fellow Victoria Secrets Angels, having credited them for "saving her". 

She wrote, 'Thank you to my angels who have supported and have continued to love me, for me. You saved me. Take time to get help for your mental health. It’s worth it to get to your full potential.'

Among the books that have helped her through was one called The 11 Karmic Spaces: Choosing Freedom From the Patterns by Ma Jaya. The self-help guide reveals how and why most of us become stuck in karma and our habitual patterns of action and reaction.

Other things that have helped Bella find herself are coloring, reading a book called How To Love, as well as taking up much-loved hobbies including horse riding and meditating with crystals.

Selina Maycock
Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Celebrity Writer with more than 13 years experience in newspapers and magazines. She is currently Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, womanandhome.com and Myimperfectlife.com

Before joining Future [formerly TI Media], Selina spent two years as a Showbiz Freelance Writer, worked as a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine. Selina also spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she was awarded a O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart.

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