When I first began writing, I had to follow every single blogger I could find. I loved seeing their feeds grow, seeing their pictures and becoming envious of their lifestyle. How did they afford such glamorous outfits, gorgeous makeup and homes? I’m barely scrapping by with a full time job and an extremely energetic toddler. I suddenly was jealous of this fake life they were putting on social media for the world to see how great they were. I’d wish I could have the same life.
Then suddenly, I woke up in the middle of the night and thought why on earth should I be jealous of people I don’t even know? You’re getting mad for no reason at all because you have a great life with a supportive husband, a beautiful daughter and a loving home to decorate your way. Without a second thought, I took those friends and hit the unfollow button. Suddenly I felt a huge relief wash over me. I didn’t have to see their feed anymore. It was incredible just how one tiny little button could make you feel so much better.
If your feed is causing you unnecessary anxiety, worry or any sort of comparison; my advice is to unfollow. And follow those that uplift you. That make you feel good. that you can relate too. I’ve met so many amazing woman and men through just a few clicks of a ‘like’ and commenting on their Instagram or Facebook and suddenly it’s like I don’t know how we could not have chatted sooner. By getting rid of unwanted feed you’re not inspired or encouraged to be yourself. You have a light too! Make it shine bright by those surrounding you! And who knows, maybe it’ll allow you to see your true potential, your true self, your true worth.