That’s a great question. A question for the ages. A question that could probably change the course of humanity as we know it.
If you haven’t guessed already, I have no idea what I want to write about today. I was going to update you all on what I’ve been up to, but I worried that might be boring. And then, I thought, of course, it’s not boring, it’s my life. Okay, to be honest, I’m pretty sure my life does have some boring bits, but thanks to the internet and social media, we can fast forward the boring to the highlights reel. And strangely enough, I think a lot of people forget that what you’re seeing on social media is probably not that person’s whole life and are just the highlights of their day. I know this adage has been said a lot but it’s definitely one that needs repeating. Don’t compare your blooper reel with someone else’s highlight’s reel. The you you’re seeing is the perfect version of that person, so don’t feel bad if you also didn’t get that same promotion, or car, or spouse. I swear everyone is either getting married or having children and I’m over here eating brownies out the pan. And you know there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I love brownies and when it’s time to be married/have children, I’ll love that, too, but it’ll only happen with time. I’ll just have to be patient and remember a few important things:
- All good things happen in due time. Just because I haven’t reached a particular milestone by now doesn’t mean I’m crazy or a loser, it just means, it’s not my time yet.
- Patience is hard and being reminded of your shortcomings by looking at people’s perfect lives makes it even harder. I need to take what I see on social media with a grain of salt and remember that I’m not seeing all that goes into that person’s journey. It’s probably a lot harder than it looks.
- It’s okay to take a break from social media every once in a while if only to spend some time with myself and be reminded how great I’m doing on my journey.
- Social media can be a scary place full of annoying reminders, but it doesn’t always have to be. I can use it as my motivation to do more in my life. Or even use it as a platform to spread happiness and lift up others in a similar situation (see what I did there.) We don’t know how much our words could mean to someone and how it could really help them out by letting them know that they’re not alone.
Don’t compare yourself to others and don’t be jealous of their lives either. Just do what makes you happy and as long as you’re happy and love your life, that’s all that should matter.
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