Every once in awhile, we all fall into the comparison trap. On those days, there is always someone prettier, better dressed, in a perfect relationship, with a better career, who’s eating perfectly clean and working out every single day.
This topic came up at Go Blog Social and it was nice to know the other bloggers feel the same way as I do from time to time. Also, one of my favorite bloggers talked about her way to deal with jealously earlier in the week.
So, today I thought I would share a silly trick that I’ve been doing when I start to fall into the trap and pull myself out of it.
Look at your own social media accounts and realize how good you have it.
We all tend to put our best face forward on social media, but instead of thinking that it’s all fake, I like to think that it’s our own personal highlight reel. On my Instagram, I eat really well, stay constantly inspired and always have fun plans on the weekend. On Facebook, you’ll find a similar story with some additions on my wall from my friends. On Twitter, you’ll see a daily update of my blog posts and my favorites that I share and that I’m really not great at updating my Twitter.
Is this my real life? Yep. But it’s not the entire story…
For every delicious looking meal on Instagram, there is most likely one that was boring or burnt. For every fun weekend night out, there’s another one spent at home sitting on my couch. And then there’s those huge gaps of time where I’m not posting on social media and consumed with work. There’s fights with my husband and life’s other little dramas. And that’s life.
So, next time you’re feeling the urge to start to compare yourself to others on the internet, take a look at your personal highlight reel and remember how good you have it. Be grateful for your story, the good and bad, and move on with your day.
Do you struggle with comparing yourself to others on the internet? What do you do to pull yourself out of it?