Instagram has turned into a fake reality show.

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.

 So, how do we stop comparing ourselves?
  • 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.

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5 Comments

  1. July 5, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    So very true lovely. It’s no wonder people are always comparing their lives to others when all we see on social media is perfectly edited photos all the time x

    LuxeStyle

  2. July 5, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    I really love this, i needed it today.
    thank you for writing this!
    Panda xo | thealienb4by.wordpress.com

  3. July 11, 2017 / 1:07 am

    Absolutely loved this post girl, so much truth! I’m definitely trying to limit my time on social media, it consumed me way too much at one point so I’m glad I cut back. So many inspiring words here that will motivate so many of us <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  4. July 19, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Great post! It is all too easy to fall into the pit of comparing yourself to others on IG. I know I do, at times.

  5. August 2, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    I agree so much with your post on this! IG posts doesn’t have to be a race. Yesterday, my bf even commented how some people actually recycled their photos on IG. Had to tell him that it’s because they can’t go a day without 3,4 posts.

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