Jesy Nelson "mentally bullied" herself during Little Mix years 1 month ago

Jesy Nelson "mentally bullied" herself during Little Mix years

"Be your number one fan. You are the one in control of your happiness and you are the only one of you in this world."

Jesy Nelson has taken to Instagram to share a very personal post about her struggles throughout her years in Little Mix.

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The star left the girl band back in December, she called it a day to take time for herself and to look after her mental health.

Last night the singer shared a heartbreaking post on Instagram with a picture of her lying on the floor in the gym.

The caption reads: "I just saw this picture pop up on my feed and it made me feel so sad.

"On the day this picture was taken, I remember going to the gym with my manager and I stood in the mirror and I said, ‘god I’m so fat I just want my legs to be like this’ and I pulled my skin around to try and create a thigh gap because I genuinely believed that being skinny would make me happier."

 

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In the post, the 29 year old discussed the struggles she went through to lose weight, "and even when I got to a size 8 from starving myself, I still wasn’t happy."

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She writes, "I mentally bullied myself everyday to try to please other people. It’s taken me 10 years to realise that I’m the only person I need to please."

 

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The caption goes to say: "As humans we find it so easy to pay other people compliments but yet we find it so hard to be kind to ourselves because it’s so much easier to pick ourselves apart than to find the things we love about ourselves."

Jesy's advice to anyone going through the same struggle is: "Please don’t waste years of your life seeking approval from others, seek approval from yourself.

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"Be your number one fan. You are the one in control of your happiness and you are the only one of you in this world and that’s pretty fucking powerful!"

Amen to that.