Lilly Singh, the well known YouTube entertainer and vlogger referred to online as “Superwoman,” is taking a rest from posting on YouTube, referring to a need to reestablish her emotional well-being and innovative vitality.

Lilly Singh, who has 14.5 million subscribers on YouTube, uncovered her decision to take a break in a video Monday. She said she didn’t know how much time she would take off YouTube, saying it could be a week or even a month: “I have no idea.”
“I am mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted,” said Singh, noting that she’s been creating videos consistently for the past eight years. “I’m not my optimal happiness right now. I could be mentally healthier.”

For eight long years, Singh has reliably released videos and daily vlogs on YouTube. She is viewed as one of the highest-earning YouTubers. In any case, achievements do not equal well-being, and Singh says she could be mentally healthier.“I’ve enjoyed it,” she says of YouTube. “I love it. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that it has been a lot.”
Singh isn’t the first YouTuber to take a break because of psychological wellness and mental health. As makers battle to remain over a regularly evolving platform, many battle with burnout. For a few, making content for YouTube implies a steady grid; breaks mean losing subscribers and the conspicuous status in YouTube’s popularity calculations that is key for most YouTube victories.

In her video, Singh concedes that she doesn’t completely comprehend YouTube’s current culture, which has definitely changed throughout the years. “I haven’t been super happy with a lot of the content I’ve created,” she says. “You know, the thing about YouTube is that, in all of its glory, it kind of is a machine. And it makes creators believe that we have to pump out content consistently, even at the cost of our life and our mental health and our happiness because if you don’t, then you’ll become irrelevant.” Some of the content she makes, she adds, is “because I think I have to on this platform that demands constant content, but it’s not really a reflection of me.”

Her fan base and Team Super are commending the creator for making her happiness and well-being a priority.

Lilly Singh also took to twitter to thank her fans for their love and support and promised to come back stronger and happier than ever.

“I hope you know that I really need this for my sanity, for my happiness, and to just be better,” she says.