Why Social Media is lying to us

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It’s in our human nature to compare ourselves to others. We’re constantly taking a peek into others’ lives whether it is via Facebook or Instagram. As awesome as social media is for keeping in touch with friends and family; it has caused the comparison bug to get worse and worse. We’re constantly being bombarded with images of “perfect” couples, “perfect” children, “perfect” homes; “perfect” lives. We can literally drive ourselves nuts by being consumed by social media.

Comparison is the thief of joy ~ Theodore Roosevelt

No matter where you are at in your life; I’m sure that there are pieces of life that you wish you could change or you feel that you are missing. It could be a loving relationship, a child, a home, a loving family and the list goes on and on. The problem with seeing all the images being portrayed on social media is that yes they’re real, but by no means does it mean their lives are perfect.

Most people will only portray the “good times.” If you were only focusing on the good stuff in your life and that is ALL people could see on a daily basis, of course things are going to look awesome! People (well, most people) aren’t going to put up all of their insecurities, problems and sadness on social media. People want to uphold the image they’ve created after all. Most people won’t make themselves that vulnerable.

You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be

My advice would be to stop comparing yourself to what you see out there on your screens. Focus on CREATING the best life you can for yourself. Everything you are dreaming of is coming to you, but you have to trust the process and be patient as difficult as it may be. Share your beautiful moments and I bet there’s someone out there wishing they had YOUR life. 🙂 That’s just how it works. If only we could all be content with where we are on the journey and not focus so much on everyone else’s we’d all be much happier.

Hugs and Loves,

Wishes for the Soul

Tianna Leigh

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