Britney Spears shares emotional post about mental health and laments, ‘Trying to stay grateful’

Britney Spears took to Instagram to share a long, emotional post about mental health on Saturday.

The 40-year-old singer-songwriter first shared a caption penned by Mackenzie Smith, an artist from Seattle.

Spears said she has no personal relationship with Smith and just likes her caption.

All about mental health: Britney Spears took to Instagram to share a long, emotional post about mental health on Saturday

The short paragraph read “on cloud nine whenever the camera is in my hand.” [stars emoji]but I’m learning now more than ever that my work is not my purpose. it’s a huge part of my life and I LOVE it, but I’m not learning the societal norm that I’m worthy based on my productivity.

“You are worth much more than what you can do in a day. you deserve rest and love, you don’t have to earn your place in this world. once you lean on this truth, the work becomes easier, it becomes a labor of love and not a burden on the soul. so if no one tells you today, you are worthy, you are loved, you deserve to be here, you will do great things in time [leaf emoji].’

Spears followed it up with a few pages of his own thoughts, beginning with, “Have you ever wondered why readers love to read [inquisitive face emoji]??? I don’t know… maybe it’s because we choose to read [book emoji] rather than express. It is our safety but our own worse enemy !!!! You think to yourself “did I just read that wrong?” and then with a flip of a coin in literally 2 seconds, your whole universe can change because your mother’s voice sneaks into your brain with doubt and does this thing , which you never wanted when you were younger … you literally drown in the confusion [eyeroll emoji] !!!!

“Ask yourself over and over again… I mean some people prefer others that way… why??? It shows that they are weak so in return it empowers the other person but let’s be honest … when I was drowning not a single person gave me a hand … they let me drown in that place and I believe that with all my heart. .. so NO, I don’t want to be the gloomy reader who doubts too much [shrug emoji] !!!

“I need to swim for air… find land… and scream to the end of the world!!! But then it’s that damn voice of doubt … the fall comes slowly something you’ve honestly met with denial for a long time or you’ve been waiting … was it denial at all [hand on chin emoji] or your true innocence hung upon the upper world of magic [magic wand emoji] ???’

Share Caption: The 40-year-old singer-songwriter first shared a caption penned by Seattle artist Mackenzie Smith

Share Caption: The 40-year-old singer-songwriter first shared a caption penned by Seattle artist Mackenzie Smith

Her own thoughts: Spears followed that up with a few pages of her own thoughts, starting with,

Her own thoughts: Spears followed that up with a few pages of her own thoughts, starting with, “Have you ever wondered why readers like to read [inquisitive face emoji]???’

Playback conversation: After a slight digression into talking about magic and her two sons, who she called

Playback conversation: After a slight digression into talking about magic and her two sons, who she called “mm brilliant”

After a slight digression into talking about magic and her two sons, who she called “m*mm brilliant,” she talked about a recent complaint conversation she had with a friend.

“Last week I said to my friend, ‘I feel bad for complaining,’ and you know what she said? Something I never thought I would hear her say … she said “to be perfectly honest with you, you hardly ever complain” !!! She said, “What if negative is the new positive and positive is the new negative???” She also said, “Maybe being negative is being awesome” [shrug emoji] !!!! Ok…I thought about it and thought “hmmmmm [hand on chin emoji] it teaches me how to lie [flustered emoji]?????? I am the worst liar [laughing/crying emoji] I’m like, ‘Let’s hang out all week, please[anxious emoji]”

“It sounds terrible, but I wear my heart on my sleeve. Maybe being completely honest can hurt you. It’s a vulnerable thing to do… the mind [brain emoji] is so sensitive. Be careful who you let in or how you talk to yourself!!! It’s called life in the brain and dear god I have a huge feeling it’s not always a breeze up there [monkey covering its eyes emoji] !!!

“I wake up every day and try to stay grateful. The mind is so powerful… with the flip of a switch, a thought can change everything. That’s pretty powerful if you think about it…with the two words of “I GIVE”, my husband wears a ring now when he works out and realizes that a VERY OVER marriage can still lead to that thing called a fairy tale [queen emoji][king emoji] !!!

“How incredibly blessed I am…excited…elated…and genuinely excited to be able to share about MENTAL HEALTH. This well written caption touched my heart [rose emoji] !!! I have no idea who she is, but it was well written. My intuition was speaking so quietly and that whispering voice appeared…it was so good.

Grateful:

Grateful: “I wake up every day and try to stay grateful,” Spears wrote. “The mind is so powerful… with the flip of a switch, a thought can change everything”

Questions for her followers: She finished her comments after thanking Smith by posing a series of questions to her millions of followers

Questions for her followers: She finished her comments after thanking Smith by posing a series of questions to her millions of followers

She finished her comments after thanking Smith by asking a series of questions to her millions of followers.

‘who inspires you guys??? Which people lift you up??? Who can make you laugh so hard you pee yourself??? Save those peeks [laughing/crying emoji] !!!’

She then told fans what she was reading, Invisible by Danielle Steel and Magical Household by Scott Cunningham.

Spears’ rambling Instagram posts have become more frequent since the end of years of conservatism last fall. She has written on a number of topics in the past and focuses on mental health quite a bit on social media.

She recently married her longtime boyfriend Sam Asgari in a ceremony in Los Angeles last month. Asghari is her third husband.

Newlyweds: She recently married longtime boyfriend Sam Asgari in a ceremony in Los Angeles last month.  Asghari is her third husband (pictured 2019)

Newlyweds: She recently married longtime boyfriend Sam Asgari in a ceremony in Los Angeles last month. Asghari is her third husband (pictured 2019)

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