Don’t compare your real life, to somebody else’s highlight reel.
You have to remember that people choose/edit/curate the best versions of themselves and their lives on IG, including myself. What you see on a screen is not always what you get in real life. You know the saying, never meet your heroes? WHY? Because they never live up to your expectations. Because we are all flawed. We all have imperfections, whether its a personality flaw or even a physical flaw. Even those IG models with millions of followers, yep they also have flaws.
It’s easy to fall into the comparison trap online. What you don’t see posted on other’s filtered profiles are the same things you don’t post about yourself on there: fights with your boyfriend/ girlfriend, family drama, insecurities, problems at work. The fact that you’ve spent 4 hours watching Gossip Girl re-runs. Whatever it is, someone would probably have to pay you to make you post any of these mundane realities online.
So, remember that everyone has their own struggles even though you will rarely see that online. Social media has turned into a bit of a heavily scripted and edited ‘reality show’ that should be seen as that. A SHOW. Not real life. We need to start focusing on ourselves more, and pushing ourselves, instead of feeling as though we’re not good enough just because it seems someone else may be living a shinier, happier life online. Concentrate on what’s going on in your own life, behind the filters.
- For starters, limit the amount of time you spend on social media, don’t let it consume you
- Don’t compare your Chapter One with someone else’s Chapter Twelve
- Instead of comparing yourself to others, re-focus your energy on your own life.
- Focus the time and energy you spend mindlessly scrolling IG use that on being the very best version of yourself.
Give up trying to be someone or something that doesn’t even exist. Change the way you consume social media and keep this as a reminder, you are perfect just as you are, unfiltered and unedited.