Often, when I’m bored, I’ll go through my old Facebook photos.
It makes me smile to see all the lovely faces in my life, and remember how I felt on certain days when I posted certain things.
But I can’t help but wonder sometimes – how am I coming across to other people on social media?
Am I depicting myself or my life as “perfect?”
Am I sharing too much of “the good life”, and not enough of “the real life?”
Does it even matter?
Yes! Yes, I think it does matter. Because the truth is, sometimes I’ll scroll through my home feed and catch myself thinking, “Wow, she has the best skin.” “If only I had her talent for makeup! She looks amazing” “How does her hair look so perfect?!”
And there’s a danger to this kind of thinking!
So, to fight against this social media trend of only showing “sunny skies,” here are
5 Unattractive Photos of Me That are Nonetheless 100% Accurate:
So, here’s the thing.
This week, while you’re scrolling through Facebook and Instagram and even LinkedIn, remember this:
– People present themselves in a certain way on social media, whether they’re doing it purposefully or not.
– Nobody has a “perfect life.”
– Be mindful of how you’re presenting yourself on social media. Are you using it to share positive, uplifting things? Do you share things that bring others or yourself down? Or are you like me and use social media 99% of the time simply to find and share pictures of cute animals?
Go forth and social media smartly, millennials!