“In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes

Hello, my marvelous readers! Welcome to my blog, I hope you’re having an amazing day! Today I’m going to start with a new series where I’m going to choose random songs from a random artist and I’m going to find the positive, awareness or kindness part of it. I had a lot of views on the “Earth” Music Video by Lil Dicky post, so I thought why not start a new type of content that still includes some positivity.

“In My Blood” was launched on March 22, 2018, and the music video was live on April 24, 2018. It was written by Geoff Warburton, Scott Harris and produced by Shawn Mendes & Teddy Geiger. The song genre has a soft rock vibe and the lyrics have a deep meaning related to anxiety, pain and panic attacks. As some of you know Shawn suffers from high levels of stress and anxiety. Several times, he has talked about his anxiety condition on interviews and on his personal social accounts, but I think that this song explains to detail, how he feels when an anxiety attack suddenly shows up.

Shawn has always been a guy who likes to be honest with his fans, he has been opened about his private life several times, even when he has been judged. Even though all the stress he has while performing, being followed, being stalked, being called a lot of trashy nicknames, being insulted, he keeps encouraging others to keep going. Shawn is a fighter, I truly believe it, I wouldn’t be able to manage all that pressure, I think it is just too much, but he has shown that when you believe in yourself you can overtake everything that crosses your way. Shawn has always being a supportive guy, he has been part of amazing charity events, he has supported countries, he has such a caring and lovely heart. Maybe all those acts of kindness make him feel less anxious, cause he knows he’s doing something good for other people, those are his true heart desires.

My Perspective Related to the Song

When I first heard the song I completely felt a connection with the lyrics, the amount of passion he puts on each word is amazing. I may be exaggerating, but I can feel the tension on his voice, like how he wishes anxiety was not there anymore. I have minimum levels of anxiety, mostly when I’m in an environment of stress. When I was in high school I had 5 relapses, despite I’ve only had 2 on college, so it’s not that bad. I don’t need medication or anything special to control it, instead, I use meditation in order to stay calm in hard moments. Essential oils are also my go to, everywhere I go I keep the little bottles of oil with me, those really help to keep my stress levels and overthinking moments down.

“Help me, it’s like the walls are caving in, sometimes I feel like giving up, but I just can’t, it isn’t in my blood”

For me, this quote reflects how we always need to find a way to keep going, to keep inspired, to keep fighting, to keep believing in ourselves. I think that Shawn wanted to show with this song how life can give you obstacles, in this case, anxiety, but it’s still worth to fight. I don’t know what anxiety in high levels feels like, thank GOD. But I know how bad it can make someone feel. I know sometimes is not easy to keep fighting, to keep working on your life project, but you need to find the best way to overcome it. Find the little things that make your anxiety levels go down, talk to someone when you need it. Don’t shut yourself down, every time feelings are out of your chest you’ll feel better. Panic, pain, and doubt can make you make bad decisions, choose wisely or let your family help you, go to with a professional so they can give you treatment.

Don’t be afraid to show your feelings, stop gathering every single thing you feel to yourself. I’ve learned the hard way, so believe me, I know I’m just a stranger who is writing on this blog, but my intentions are real here. Everyone needs to be supported, go to a friend, a family member, a teacher, anyone you feel comfortable with and talk. I know anxiety cannot be cured, but be symptoms can be minimized. I leave you a blog of a girl that has suffered from anxiety problems, she’s a really kind person and she has good stuff there. Make sure to take care of yourself, thanks for reading, if you would like to subscribe or support me I’ll be forever grateful. I hope to see you guys in my next post.


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Hello Everybody! My name is Amanda and I'm a part time lifestyle blogger and full time college student. I love watching movies on Netflix, drinking coffee and spending time with my friends & family!

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