Your alarm goes off and you reach for your phone to check instagram, facebook, twitter…You were feeling OK about yourself until you saw one of the social media influencers that you follow heavily filtered wearing designer clothes head to toe saying “I woke up like this.” How can this be real life? It’s definitely not. Might I make a few suggestions? We don’t know each other, but I’ve been in the same position and I’ve made some changes in my life to make myself feel better about myself and live my own life!
- No social media first thing in the morning. Wake up, kiss your husband, your dog, your cat, your family. Be happy to just be alive! Find one thing that you are grateful for and hold on tight to it throughout the day.
- If you have the urge to be on social media, limit your time. It’s amazing how much time we are buried in our phones! In addition to that, only follow people who inspire you, who make
you want to be a better person. I am guilty of this too. It can be fun to get lost in someone else’s life, but at what expense?
- Remember that while you are glued to the phone, life is going on around you. According to the great Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it!”
- This suggestion might be painful, but try deleting some of those apps just for ONE DAY, and see how you feel. Did you miss it? Were you more mindful of other things?
Good luck unplugging!
The Universe Has Your Back by Gabby Bernstein