Social Media Envy. You know what I am talking about — your Facebook or Instagram feed is full of your friends posting pics, status updates or checking in and when you see it you feel that all familiar pang of envy. We are all guilty of it and we all have that friend who’s life on our feed seems damn near perfect. They go everywhere, they have so many friends, they have the best life. And you? Well, you may be left feeling inferior. You are downright boring in comparison and if you are not careful, comparing your life to a life you see played out on social media can be harmful. In fact, seeing your friends appearing to have the time of their lives on a daily basis can be soul destroying.
I’m no stranger to this envy. I think we have all felt it at one point. If you are feeling down or stuck in a rut about your own life, having 24/7 online access to your friends ‘perfect’ lives does not help one iota. In fact, it can magnify everything you may not like about yourself or your life. You focus on what you don’t have, rather than what you do have. It’s an easy trap to fall into, so I have come up with some tips to help kick that envy feeling to the curb:
So, there you have it. I hope this little guide helps you see things a bit differently and helps you let go of any social media envy you may experience. It’s not always going to happen, I know, but it’s nice to remind ourselves of the bigger picture every now and then. And remember, we are pretty awesome as we are.
We don’t need a social media feed to remind ourselves of that.