Hey, beauties listen to me carefully YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL JUST THE WAY YOU ARE! Just by the title of this post, you probably have a notion of what am planning to write about. Let’s normalize imperfections instead of perfection. Social media platforms should be a spot where you can show your authentic self without the judgment or pressure of having to perfect every post or saying.
Ask yourself this Are You the Same Person on Social Media as You Are in Real Life?
Social media use to be a way to stay in touch with friends and family and promote their interests or work. Without a doubt, Social Media has good, bad, and ugly sides. With that being said not everything you see in a social media post is what is being portrayed especially when the post looks so perfect. Rather it is about yourself, about your brand, about products, or about your lifestyle we shouldn’t be obsessed over them because of how perfect the picture or saying is… Not everyone has the means to photoshop, edit, or have a professional camera and equipment to get their social media to look a certain way. The ones who obsess from the feed are the ones who have this mentality of wishing they were them or wish they can do what they do. Look at it this way you know the saying “Instagram vs reality” well it’s all for display and then it’s back to reality where it’s not so glamorous. Not everything you see or read is what is because behind closed doors it can be the opposite and that’s one of the bad misconceptions of social media. Frankly, it’s how you go into utilizing social media because it can break you or make you. I think social media is a fake lifestyle to mask the truth of what people are hiding from, it’s like an addiction that doesn’t seem to help but to make you more of a junkie which makes it hard for the person to recover.
What you see on social media isn’t reality. Images can be edited and staged, so don’t compare yourself to something that isn’t real.
I think it’s simple for influencers to act to be someone they are not online or fake a way of living. So many influencers have been apprehended in the act pretending to make themselves a whole different person or even exist at a destination when they weren’t. You don’t know what’s going on in someone’s life. That person who you think is happy with their body image, appearance, has a perfect lifestyle, or travels may not be in reality. Don’t waste your energy, focusing on other people’s lives.
Surely social media can negatively affect a person’s opinion of themselves and mental health. Comparing yourself to others on social media will become a habit you will keep doing. However, it could be negatively affecting your mental health. If you feel worse or making your relationship problematic after being on social media taking a break from social media can be good for you, your relationship, and your health. Sometimes social media consumes you, your life, and your relationship in a not so positive approach.
Instead of portraying what “Influencers” do try being yourself and be who you really are in person. I always say pick and choose your battles especially on social media.
Until next time