Kendall Jenner on her anxiety: ‘I love my space and my alone time’

Kendall Jenner is open with her fans about her anxiety, which is admirable. It’s admirable in its own right but considering that the Kardashian/Jenners open themselves up for attacks regarding their privilege (understandably) and how they don’t “do” anything every time they speak up, continuing to advocate for anxiety is commendable. On Monday, Kendall posted a video of a spot in her backyard where she goes to relax. She wrote a lengthy caption letting her fans know that her social anxiety had been especially triggered of late and that she’s dealing with it by being alone. Kendall said she loves her “alone time” so she’s making a point to incorporate that into her day.

Kendall Jenner has found ways to calm herself down.

The model, 26, opened up to her followers Monday about dealing with anxiety via an Instagram post about her mental health.

“Happy monday y’all! My anxiety (especially social anxiety) has been on 100 lately,” she began in the caption. “I’ve come to a place where I don’t feel bad about it. I love my space and my alone time.”

Alongside a clip featuring her beautiful backyard that offers a zen and serene atmosphere, Kendall added, “I am finding ways to help me start my day off with a calmer, more positive mindset.”

“That being said, I wanted to just spread some good vibes ☺️,” she continued before sharing her routine that helps navigate her anxiety.

[From People]

“I’ve come to a place where I don’t feel bad about it.” I know Kendall means this as she come to a mental space in which she doesn’t feel bad, but I kind of like the idea of creating a physical space that we can go and not feel judged about how we’re feeling. I fully accept that someone who lives their life in front of the camera needs space and alone time. Kendall listed how she started off her day in her caption and encouraged others to give them a chance:

• 10 deep inhales/exhales before even touching my phone.
• went in my yard and journaled
• wrote down all the things i’m looking forward to today/this month.
• expressed gratitude for all of my blessings.
• took in the sun ☀️
• had my tea and practiced some more deep breathing.

It sounds lovely. I rarely have that kind of time, though. I already get up at 4:30 so I can get a walk in before I have to get everyone out the door for the day. But that walk serves as my alone time. I can do Kendall’s routine on the weekends, though. I should try, at least. I like that Kendall’s steps are doable for everyone with a moment or two. It’s not some unobtainable regime that requires money or other means. A tranquil spot like Kendall’s would be nice but if you don’t have one, you can watch Kendall’s video on loop (I posted it below). In Ashley Tisdale’s Architectural Digest video, she has a spot similar in her backyard, with sand covering, drought-friendly planting and a babbling water feature. I love the sound of water and have some (small) features in my backyard. I’m thinking how to use them, though, after looking at these. I think I’m going to turn one into a little mediation spot so I can mentally escape when I need to as well.

Photo credit: Avalon Red and Instagram

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  1. Tulipworthy says:

    I think it is a great idea for everyone to have a safe harbor where they can just be themselves.

  2. Jo says:

    Maybe it is time to acknowledge that, in general, all of us have some sort of imbalance? I am surrounded by people who have ADHD, Dyslexia, depression, some form of anxiety, OCD, Aspergers, narcissistic personality (this one is tough) etc.
    I either gravitate towards neurodivergent people as I am one myself, or it really is more common than we think?
    Also the times are not helping. My 80 year old mother just confided in me saying that she feels depressed and deeply worried about her grand-children to the point where she feels physical pain.

    • BeanieBean says:

      The times are not helping (pandemic, war, rightwing politics), but in another sense they are. I think we’re more aware of others’ issues because there’s more open discussions, and more people are seeking help. I was born anxious, but I didn’t seek help until just a few years ago; medication + talk therapy has really made a difference in my life. And I was able to even think about getting help because I’ve had friends talk about their issues & therapists.
      I like Kendall’s tranquil setup; I noticed in addition to the water, I could hear the birds. That’s what I like to do, either in the morning or in the evening (or both)–listen to the birdsong. Just stand there & listen. It’s instantly calming. Also getting in the water. When I lived near the ocean, I could just get on a swimsuit & mask & snorkel, and go snorkeling. Just tootling around looking at the pretty fishes & corals, hearing nothing but the water, is very soothing.

  3. FancyPants says:

    She is morphing into Anya Taylor-Joy.

  4. FHMom says:

    Hecate, I hope you are going to bed at a reasonable hour. I hope those you have to get out the door for the day don’t keep you up late. Lack of sleep can cause depression and anxiety if you are prone to those things. I say this from personal experience.

  5. BeanieBean says:

    I like Kendall’s tie-die t-shirt maxi, and I swear, I wore those sandals 20 or so years ago.

  6. AC says:

    I totally relate to needing your space.