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Be honest…when was the last time you posted a photo of yourself crying on Facebook? Or updated your social media status during an argument with your spouse?
If you’re like me, you untag yourself from photos that are less than flattering and keep status updates for all that good stuff you’re up to.
Social media is primarily used to promote what is going well in our lives with the occasional mention of political opinion. The real stuff is kept for the people we actually see on a day-to-day basis. You know, like, in person.
How do you save yourself from the temptation of comparing your seemingly mundane life to the beautiful and thrilling lives of others on social media? With these 4 ways:
1. Social media can remind us that love is all around. With all the bad stuff shown in the news, it’s great to turn to social media for a look at what is right in the world. Engagement announcements, rank advancements, new adventures and good food are signs that it’s not all negative around us. Think of it as a way to tip the scales.
2. Everyone has hard days (even that girl with the “perfect life” on social media). The trouble lies in times when we aren’t feeling happy with the state of our lives. When your life seems to be stagnant compared to what others are sharing, take time to notice what/who you are comparing yourself to. This might actually be something that you really want to pursue.
3. Limit your time on social media. More and more people are on social media for work and the time spent looking at other people’s lives might be longer than the time actually spent with people. When you’re 80, chances are you won’t wish you had spent more time browsing through your friends’ profiles. I personally don’t spend more than 30 minutes a day on Facebook. When I need to post an announcement on my page or reply to messages, I am efficient because I know that the clock is ticking.
4. If you are jealous, change your perspective. If you’re feeling off when someone updates their profile picture to one with their new partner, perhaps it’s time you plan a date night with your man or organize a single ladies soirée. If you get miffed seeing people grow in their careers, perhaps it’s time for you to review the goals you want to achieve and talk to your boss about them. Whatever feels offensive to you on social media might simply be a reflection of things that you want to change in yourself.
Booking a free 30-minute session with me is a great way to clarify your goals and start loving your life with its perfect imperfections!