Have you ever scrolled through social media and the more you scroll, the worse you start to feel? You know you shouldn’t be but you can’t help but compare your own life to the perfectly filtered, amazing lives everyone on your feed seems to be living. "Man, her body is amazing! How are they going on vacation again? Wow they’ve accomplished so much"...
And the thoughts just kinda start to snowball downward REAL fast from there. Doubt starts to creep in and you question what you’re really doing with your own life... How is everyone else’s life so amazing? What have I done? What am I doing? Why am I so far behind?
Woah! Okay pause, take a step back and realize what’s going on. It's normal and no one's immune, but you have to start becoming aware when it’s happening so that you can stop the process before you end up in full fledge depressive state.
Don’t worry, I’m not gonna tell you to go on a massive account deleting spree. I mean, you could, but for a lot of people this isn’t realistic or ideal and it’s not what I’m suggesting. You still want to be connected to your friends and family, and for a lot of people now, social media is an important aspect of their job/personal brand. So stopping completely is an option, but not necessarily for everyone. I think that you can totally use social media and still keep things in perspective to keep you happy and anchored in reality. Watch the video below to find out how!
You can use social media and stay in good spirits. You just have to monitor yourself, realize when things are going sideways, and take the time to re-evaluate. Hopefully these tips help you to feel good on social media moving forward.
Remember, this is a normal thing, you’re not the only one, and you’re doing way better than you think! Stay on course with your goals and keep pushing forward. Don’t let comparison (or anything else for that matter) stop you.