Happy Sunday friends! I feel like i’ve been away for so long! I’m still around! lol I was talking to a friend recently and he sparked some deep questions and thoughts within me. I left the conversation asking “Do you know what you really want? If so, how much of what you “say” you want is based on what you see others with?”
I’ve grown to dislike social media sites a LOT. I appreciate the fact that we are able to promote businesses and direct attention to or away from particular things but, I am not at all a fan of the many negatives it possesses. Whenever I’m scrolling through Instagram, I see countless pictures of peoples lives and lies. People have learned master photoshop skills for not only their selfies but also for their lives. Nothing is as it seems and as much as we “display” strength, very few are strong enough to not be caught by the grip of jealousy that ensues from browsing those edited images.
Those who know me well will all say that I am a very simple person. Extremely relaxed and I thoroughly enjoy down and alone time. As well as I know this about myself, I couldn’t help but realize that seeing the trips and excursions and expensive gifts, homes and cars of my social media “friends” made me feel “less than” and that my life wasn’t “exciting”.
How often do we ALL do that?! How many times have you found yourself coveting a lifestyle ONLY because you see others with it?
I challenge you to take a moment to step away from all of the images that cloud your mind and vision and ask yourself what you really want. I’m quite certain, for most, it will be totally different from what you thought you wanted.
What are your thoughts? Have you taken a break from social media and noticed a positive change? Let’s keep the conversations going below!