Hey there! I want to let you know that I’ll be posting content like this on my blog from now on. The title itself might be a little bit clickbait-y!
To be honest this post isn’t about me teaching you how to fake a life on social media. This is me telling you how you can live authentically through it.
It’s true that so many social media platforms have been dominating the scene lately and years before that. Technology has its ups and downs but I have to admit that creating these platforms has changed millions of lives whether in good or bad ways. Living through the screens of your phones, telling how your day has been by clicking that post button and showing people how you’re living your life right this very moment. I’ll be breaking down the good and the bad.
Aesthetics is the thing
I love looking at aesthetics, getting inspiration from different people and learning a thing or two about them. I have seen people trying to recreate things that they see on Pinterest or Tumblr. But I can see how it took a different turn for others, pressuring yourself to be as good as the person in one of those photos or even trying so hard to get the things that you know aren’t even that important just for the sake of the “gram” or to please your audience. If that’s the case, “You need to wake up now!”
Don’t let the numbers get into your head
Having a huge following is an awesome achievement right? In some cases yes but in others no because it’s affecting their mental health. The feeling of sadness envelopes them if they are losing followers or even if they have only this certain amount of followers. Being obsessed with numbers won’t get you anywhere instead focus on the content that you want to share with people.
Comparing your life with others isn’t going to help you, trust me
I know we’ve been all through this stage. Jealousy is the ugliest trait as Keri Hilson said. Comparing what you have with others will only bring you down because you’re only focusing on the things that you don’t have rather than appreciating what you own. We are all unique, different and one of a kind. Don’t envy a life that wasn’t meant for you.
Stressing about perfection only leads to having bad mental health
I know some of us won’t acknowledge our mental health or even the issues that we’re having. Stress, anxiety and depression are only a few of those things that hide behind those smiling icons. People always strive to live a perfect life on social media but it somehow affects them and the people around them. It’s not healthy pretending to be somebody that you’re not.
Try social media detox
If you’re feeling a little bit stressed or you think everything in your life isn’t in the right place. Like being swallowed in by the dark side of your accounts, it’s always a good thing to try turning off your notifications or rather try having a social media detox. You can easily search about this on the internet, where in you’ll be following certain time period on how long you would like to detoxify your life. Yes, NO SOCIAL MEDIA. You’ll thank yourself later!
These are a few things that I’ve realized all throughout the years I’ve spent on social media. It can totally make or break you. You don’t have to try so hard to make your life look picture perfect. You don’t have to tell yourself that you need to do “this” and “that” just to consider yourself being happy. Reality bites but it’s better to live in it than to fake a life you never really have.
Living the best life doesn’t come in squares nor the number of likes. It’s how you appreciate every little thing that life has given you. No matter how big or small that is, it’s always up to you to find your happiness in it.