Seeing Social Media For What It Really Is
I love social media! For me, I think it’s a great platform to connect, inspire, and empower women. While social media is a great tool to reach out to others and stay connected to family and friends, it can also display a false sense of reality and display images that seem to portray a perfect life. When the truth is, no one has a perfect life.
I think it’s really important to monitor the images you see via social media. Just like you would monitor your child’s social media pages, I think it’s important for you to do the same for yourself. I purposely don’t follow some extremely popular reality stars and Instagram stars because I don’t think it’s healthy for my mindset. Comparison is the thief of joy and seeing images that portray a “perfect body”, “perfect home”, “perfect couple”, “perfect makeup”, “perfect anything”, is somewhat deceptive. Please be aware of what you are allowing to enter into your consciousness. When you look at those images, you may subconsciously become jealous, feel like you’re not good enough, or wish you had someone else’s life. Please understand that social media are simply “highlight reels” of the lives of others. Understand that social media and reality are two different things. Be true and be honest with yourself and monitor the images you see and let permeate your mindset.