How I Let Social Media Steal My Joy

It’s completely my fault and definitely avoidable.

Photo by Marten Bjork on Unsplash

Comparing My Life to Others

I never click off of Instagram feeling great about myself. I constantly compare myself to people I know and worse, to people I don’t know. Before I’m aware, fifteen minutes has passed and I’m scrolling through a woman’s profile because I wish I had her body, hair and perfect skin. I find myself on a travel blogger’s profile because Man, I wish I could travel to beautiful places like that and get paid for it. Why is my life so boring?

Lack of Likes and Engagement

My Instagram profile has less than 2,000 followers and yet, I find myself caring about how many likes I get. I find myself noticing who didn’t like it and wonder why. The fact that I even care about this bothers me, but it’s the truth. I don’t even use my account for any business reasons, so it really shouldn’t matter, but I let it.

Storyteller | Poet | I write what feels right. Obsessed with love and how we live life.

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