For the past four months I’ve struggled with what type of content I should post. If I’m being honest with you guys, in my mind I thought I have to have the perfect photos of me in cute outfits for the fashion post I want to start posting or the perfect photos for all my other posts that I have planned out. I had all of the content for spring planned out, but I felt like all of it wan’t good enough or it’s been over done and been done better then what I had come up with. I started to realize I’ve been doing the same thing with all of my social media platforms. I’ve had my instagram account for over a year, I had to make a new one because I forgot the password to my old one and I wanted all my social medias to have the same handle. Anyways I’ve this account for about a year now and I have profile picture, but I still haven’t posted one picture yet. I just never feel like the pictures I take are not as good as the photos of people with the perfect bodies, the perfect healthy meal, the perfect yoga pose, the perfect vacation, the perfect lifestyle, etc, etc. Now my OOTD selfie isn’t good enough. Same with Facebook and Twitter. How sad is that!
How did all of a sudden my ideas, my creativity, my life not become good enough to show and celebrate. I know deep down I don’t believe that, and I’m well aware that social media is just a highlight of peoples lives. Everyone has their bad days, their stressed days, their depressed days, their anxious days, etc. I just don’t know how I fell into that deep hole of perfection and comparison. So this is why I’m writing this post tonight. For everyone that feels the need to do things perfectly all the time and to the ones that take 150 selfies just in hopes that they will find one thats good enough to post online.
I’m not here to bash or hate on social media at all, I think its a great way to connect with our loved ones who live across the country or half way around the world, or to connect with complete strangers over things we have in common. I’m just here to say you can admire someones social media and even strive to get to where they are in their lives, just don’t get lost in the filtered parts of it all. We have control over what we choose to compare ourselves to and we have control over what we think of ourselves. We should never compare ourselves to anyone. We’re all on our own journey that are going in different ways and in different lanes. Comparing ourselves really has no purpose if we’re going after our goals and striving to live our best lives, while do the absolute best we can. Which this brings me to letting go of perfection.
Perfection is an unreal concept that we have come up with, and the funny thing is one persons perception of perfection isn’t necessarily the same as another persons. So why are we striving to be perfect? Is it to be liked and be accepted and praised by others? Yes 100% yes! But even when we do things perfectly its still not good enough for us. So let go of perfect and just do your best. Every time you do something whether it’s your work or a simple task ask yourself, “Is this the best I can do?” If the answer yes then you’ll be happy, but if the answer is no then just try again and actually do your best. When you do your best peoples opinions of you just won’t matter and you won’t feel the need to compare yourself to anyone else because you know deep down your doing your best and that’s all that really matters.
That’s all I have for tonight. I hope that reading this post helped at least one of you release a little of the weight off of your shoulders. talk to you guys tomorrow.