Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Comparison...

I believe it was Monday when a video popped up in my Youtube feed that really caught my attention. It was from a young girl stating that she was quitting social media. This girl is really popular through social media ( Instagram, YouTube, etc.) and social media is her job so it is kind of unexpected that she would want to quit her job, her livelihood. She stated that she did not like having to appear perfect or filtered, that she did not like her worth being determined by likes or views, and that she didn't like that she was comparing herself to others constantly.

My post isn't about this girl's feelings about social media but about my own feelings about it.
My social media feeds are flooded with supermoms, fitness gurus, culinarily skilled vegans, and amazing traveling bloggers. All inspirational, but I too somethimes compare myself to these strangers on social media. I don't think my comparison of myself to others on social media is extreme but I do feel like comparison is a bit of human nature combined with the "what ifs" and "whys" that are in the back of my mind. Maybe it isn't a comparison but more of "I want to do that too". Whatever it is, it's not healthy for my mental and emotional wellbeing. 


I have decided to make a conscious effort to not compare my life and situations to others.  Maybe this will take me "unplugging" for a few days or just journaling and reminding myself that I too have a great life even if it doesn't look exactly like the lives of "Instagram and YouTube famous" women. Reading a few books on the law of attraction has taught me the way to bring forth positive things and situations that I want in my life. Embracing minimalism is also helping me to realize that things aren't needed to be happy. But I still want to have a Pinterest house lol. Until next time!

April K.
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8 comments:

  1. Comparison is the thief of joy. It's one of my fave quotes and a great reminder. I really do think it's good to unplug and when you catch yourself comparing, remember they are probably doing the same thing!

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  2. Amen! I love this post so much!! That saying is one that I need to repeat often!

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  3. Occasionally unplugging definitely helps to minimize this. I try to stay off social during the working hours and allow myself limited time to get on and browse outside of blogging stuff. It has helped tremendously.

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  4. Ugh comparisons are killing us. Thank you for posting this.

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  5. It is so true that comparison is the thief of joy! Social Media, when not monitored, can lure us into thinking the worst of ourselves as we compare to the images in front of us. We can't say it enough! Don't fall into the comparison trap!

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  6. I love this post! Thank you for verbalizing what I have been feeling for months :)

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  7. Yes! I have made it a point to learn to stop comparing myself to others, via social media or reality. Comparing can become discouraging, and I want to make sure that I stay encouraged. This is a great post, thanks for sharing.

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  8. I agree with your views. I think I could benefit from an unplugging of a few days and just enjoy life and the world as it is

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