“ endless scrolling and questioning whether my life is good enough because what I see online isn’t what is happening in my life.”
I go back and forth about deleting every piece of social media I have and never look back. Then I convince myself not to. I wish I had more of a drive to just get rid of it. I really don’t know why I keep it all on. I use my blog as an excuse. Or homeschooling. Or blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
My hairstylist wrote on her Facebook/Instagram page (with the above image) and it’s oh so true. “I was talking to a very wonderful person recently and we were talking about unplugging and how beneficial it can really be. I’m taking a break from endless scrolling and questioning whether my life is good enough because what I see online isn’t what is happening in my life. If you have never thought that or had that moment, you are a liar. For those who identify, thank you for understanding. For those who don’t, you’ll understand when it happens. I love social media because it is a wonderful way to connect, but it has turned into something so much more than connecting and watching it all has gotten a little exhausting. So, if you need me and you have my number, text me.“
She is right.
Those words in bold are true. We see a piece of someone’s life through a filter of perfection. That perfect selfie is 1 out of 27. The well put together kids really took 50 minutes and a lot of screaming to pull off. The perfect, happy is actually going through a dark place. The vacation photos were bought with a credit card and 3 years to pay it off. The cute couple’s smiles are just a few for show as they actually fight and break each other down behind closed doors. We witness our friends, family, and sometimes not even friend’s lives from behind a screen. It keeps us up at night, causes depression and anxiety. We become jealous. Our life seems so boring. Suddenly, we lack ambition or goals. We have allowed someone with a “perfect life” on social media to bring us down.
“The Grass Isn’t Always Greener On The Other Side”. And you can’t compare your chapter 1 with someone’s chapter 16.
I may take myself off of social media for a while. I really need to detox from it.