You open up your preferred social media platform(s) to find that your friends are planning a cross-country road trip, or you a family member moving to a beautiful new country. Immediately, you feel envious, and taking a look around you, you realize that maybe your life isn’t as exciting as you thought it was. It pales in comparison to your friend who lives in Cost Rica and gets to wake up to the sound of tropical birds and ocean waves, while you sit at your desk drinking stale coffee and staring at a computer screen all day.
You begin to mindlessly scroll through social media feeds, and the downward spiral begins. You start feeling bad about yourself and your life. Does it sound familiar? If it does, you are certainly not alone. The game of comparison is as old as humanity, probably, but has been increasingly accentuated with social media.
In this blog, we’ll talk a little bit about developing awareness about social media and how you can take a step back and consider your life — and not in comparison to another’s.