At times, as a famous person, it can be challenging to manage your celebrity status and personal life. You may feel like things are moving too fast, and you can’t keep up.
And lately, you feel as if your privacy has gone out the window, and you haven’t gotten a moment to catch your breath.
To make things less stressful, having a way to maintain some normalcy is vital. So here are seven tips on how to create more privacy in your life when you desperately need it.
Having a home in a nice neighborhood in Los Angeles may make you feel like you don’t need to worry about security as much. Even if it’s a safe neighborhood doesn’t mean there aren’t criminals lurking, though.
Having the proper security installed at your home is vital, especially as a famous person.
Security cameras and hiring security guards are a few ways to stay safe in your home. You don’t want to have to worry about some crazed fan breaking in or having a burglar come lurking. To prevent break-ins, look into getting private bodyguard services to increase your safety.
In summary, focus on having the appropriate security services and equipment in place. Maintaining a high level of security will prevent criminal activities.
You don’t want any sensitive information to get into the wrong hands. Private data from famous people has been stolen before. So, keep this in mind as you save files on your phone and other devices.
If you’re forgetful and feel like you may leave a phone or computer somewhere, store most of your files online. That way, no one will be able to access your information without a password. There are plenty of photo and storage sites that should keep your photos and other documents safe.
When you do use cloud storage to save important files, don’t forget which sites they’re on! Keeping track of it all will protect you from having data released that you’d rather keep private.
It’s likely you know other famous people who also struggle with keeping their privacy intact. If they’ve been in the industry for a while, they can speak from experience.
So, is there someone you can invite to lunch so you can get the scoop on how to handle your celebrity status?
During your outing, ask whether they have any advice on how to keep your life more private. For example, it could be that they know which restaurants are better to dine at. Or, they may recommend where to park in specific locations to stay away from paparazzi.
Hopefully, they’ll be candid with you. The more honest feedback you can get from them, the better.
There are baby steps you can take to regain your privacy. Taking one step at a time is helpful, especially if things have taken off for your career as of late.
One way to keep the crowds away is by not posting on social media as often. That way, your fans won’t be able to figure out where your current location is.
If you post images on Instagram, make it difficult for fans to recognize the area. There are “detectives” out there that will try hard to discover your location.
Also, don’t divulge information about your friends and family. Not only is your privacy at stake, but theirs is as well. Recommend they set their social profiles to private. And, ask before posting any pictures of the two of you together.
If you go out to eat, they should be aware that some people may recognize you. If they see you and your friend, that means they may look into your friend’s life as well.
Taking small steps like this can go a long way in helping you protect your privacy and others.
If you’ve been in the spotlight too much and it’s starting to affect your mental health, it’s time to lay low. There have been celebrities that have done it before (like Taylor Swift, who took a long hiatus), and so can you!
Thankfully, there are a lot of ways to “escape.” Wigs, masks, and various forms of transportation make it a lot easier to remain hidden these days. So get creative and stay safe while taking some much-needed time away from it all.
Although fame is what helps improve your career, at times it may get overwhelming.
The good news is you hold power to take the necessary steps to protect yourself.
Besides the tips mentioned above, here are a few more privacy techniques to apply:
- Treat the media the same way every time, so they know what to expect.
- Keep track of your popularity, so you know when to stay indoors more.
- Use an OTP encrypted email.
- Scrub the internet of your name, addresses, emails, numbers, and other information.
By following these tips and others, it’s possible to stay famous while weathering the storm.