KEY POINTS

  • Mia Khalifa said starting something new can be difficult for those struggling with anxiety
  • Khalifa advised her fans to rewatch things to help calm down
  • She also told people to use this technique as a grounding tool to curb anxiety

Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa shared an endearing post for people who are afraid to start something new due to anxiety. The sports commentator uploaded a video on Instagram and wrote a lengthy message for all her fans who are experiencing mental health problems. 

Along with the video, Khalifa wrote that people with anxiety face a lot of difficulties to start something new in their lives and it is one of the symptoms that the world does not “commonly” talk about. The “Ramy” star also shared that she “fears” the unknown and how “re-watching” things can make her feel calm.

Khalifa said that rewatching or redoing things are the only time when she can relax from a clenched state and enjoy things to the fullest.

“A symptom of anxiety that’s not commonly talked about is difficulty starting/watching/reading/listening to anything new. I fear the unknown and re-watching is the only time I can actually relax, unclench my shoulders, and enjoy the art,” Khalifa wrote on Instagram.

The TikTok star also explained that rewatching one’s favorite things keeps everyone safe from the anxiousness of “what comes next” and how it is going to affect their mental health. Khalifa also noted that she prefers watching things that are based on “true events” because there wouldn’t be any shocking endings.

“The anxiousness of ‘what comes next. Will I like it. Will it make me sad. Will it be worth it’. All goes away when I’m re-watching, and that’s okay. Things based on true events/books are even better for my brain because there’s rarely surprise endings,” she wrote.

The “Ramy” star concluded her post by saying that it is okay if people, who suffer from anxiety, rewatch things that they like the most and also advised them to “lean” onto those things and use them as a “grounding tool” to help themselves move through the situation.

“I woke this morning with an overwhelming sense of irrational impending doom, so I turned on my visual comfort blanket. The point of this post is if you have #anxiety and you re-watch things constantly – lean into it. Use it to your advantage as a grounding tool,” Khalifa wrote. 

The former adult film actress recently talked about how bullying “builds” character. She stated that people who experienced bullying in high school are the ones “thriving” while their bullies are still struggling with their lives.

Meanwhile, the fight to get Khalifa’s videos removed from the internet is far from over. She recently claimed that BangBros uploaded one of her videos on the internet without her consent. On the other hand, the company alleged that  Khalifa did more than just 12 videos during her stint in the adult film industry.

Mia Khalifa Mia Khalifa denied that she was kicked out of the stadium for punching a fan during a baseball game on Oct.14, 2017. Photo: Mia Khalifa