We all generally put our best foot forward online, right?
Admit it, you know that you don’t post a selfie when you’ve just woken up and one of your eyes is stuck together all crusty-like, when you’ve found some melted chocolate in your eyebrow and one of your arms is still dead from sleeping on it.
You don’t post a picture of that Maths test you studied really hard for and then failed.
Yet we still seem to compare that part of our lives, to the best part of everyone else’s that we see online, and allow ourselves to feel like absolute crrrrud.
Did you ever think that just like you, there are some things that those ‘perfect’ people aren’t super proud of and don’t post online?
They are showing you what they want you to see, in the same way you show everyone else what you want them to see.
When we compare our selves to others, we are saying that the good things about our own lives aren’t enough and that we aren’t thankful for them- focusing on that will never leaves us feeling ok.
A pretty smart American President, Theordore Roosevelt once said, "Comparison is the thief of joy," and we are starting to think that even though he didn't know about Facebook and Instagram and how easy it is to compare yourself to people online, he was really onto something!
We need to remember, that all of the things someone else has going for them doesn’t make us any less, but comparing ourselves and being jealous of them does.
Being jealous will always leave you feeling sucky about you and about them.
Ok, so repeat after us, “I will not compare myself to strangers on the internet”…or my friends or anyone anywhere for that matter.
So do what you gotta do to stop comparing yourself to people.
Post this picture as your wallpaper on your phone, write it on your bathroom mirror, say it a million times over so that you start thinking it in your sleep.
If you want to be happy, if you want to be free, you need to “stop comparing yourself”, especially to people you don’t even know, on the internet.
We’re not saying that it will necessarily be easy, or that we have got this down pat, but we are saying that it is kinda a big deal and any progress on the matter is GOOD work!!