I WILL NOT COMPARE MYSELF TO A STRANGER ON INSTAGRAM

by - January 14, 2018

I feel like no matter how many times I say this phrase over and over to myself I just can't help myself from doing the exact thing I'm telling myself not to do. I have such a love hate relationship with Instagram, I love sharing and seeing other peoples photos, I've discovered the most incredible small businesses from it and met some really lovely new friends. What I really do not like is how its become all about getting the most followers, creating a sense of perfect living and apparently its all about a feed theme (which I'm not sure I entirely know what that means.)  

Don't get me wrong I love a good hashtag and I always use the same ones on my pictures but that's mostly because I love looking through the pictures others post on there and that's where most of the 'insta friends' I've made have been found. When did the amount of likes determine how good your life is, how nice your house is or if your parenting correctly.

I took a little social media break recently and I wasn't entirely sure I was going to re download the apps on to my phone because surely something that makes you feel down should be removed from your life immediately. My husband is my little voice of reason and he makes me see sense whenever I get a bit crazy, we had a good talk about what it was that makes me have this issue with social media and also why I love it so much. I removed certain people/things off of my feeds and decided to really limit myself from going on there so it doesn't consume my life, because at the end of the day we all know that social media isn't even close to real life. 

Another reason I came back was because of my little blog, I started it back in 2013 and I really love it. It's something I always come back to and actually enjoy spending my free time working on. This year I'm going to focus more on having regular posts and posting more on topics that are relevant to me and my family.

So for anyone struggling with the world of social media, my advice would be take a break, step away and just enjoy living your real life with your family and friends. 


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