Is Social Media Ruining My Life?
I often wonder if social media has changed my life the immediate answer is YES of course it has.
I have spent the last several years like most other people, scrolling through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, commenting, tweeting, liking, sharing and on and on and on it goes.
I mean who doesn't get tired fingers and thumbs these days?
Social Media is a place for instant responses, instant replies, instant gratification, instant access to everything you could possibly need.
If I ask people how they feel about social media, most tell me they love it, how they are always 'checking in' or following the latest celebrity for inspiration.
But I wonder if all of this love is genuine? Do we really love seeing all the negative comments on Twitter? Or that latest issue being ranted about on Facebook? Do we need to see depressing news headlines 10 times a day pinging through the phone?
And all of that perfection! Perfect bodies, faces, clothes, makeup, hair!
Social Media is leading to feelings of inadequacy because we are trying to be perfect all the time! Trying to live up to these supposed expectations of perfect living.
But the reality is we are all different; we all look and behave differently. It's near on impossible to sustain a level of perfection all of the time and it's causing some real body confidence issues. Especially in young women.
Keeping on top of comments, liking and sharing in order to grow my business can be exhausting! I often feel like I should be available for my audience so I don’t miss an opportunity or the chance to connect to someone who might be important for the growth of my practice.
If I do this though, I am missing out on time with my husband and daughter. I feel like I am constantly working and there is no downtime away from this enormous world in a tiny screen!
So what are we to do if we want to embrace this technological age but stay healthy and well?
We are only here for such a short time; it would be great if we could truly live in the moment, authentically and with love.
Spend some time thinking about what you might be missing out on if you feel you are maybe too attached to your phone. Can you let go of that gadget maybe for 10 minutes or an hour and talk to someone next to you instead?
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