Being on summer holiday, I’ve had a lot of time to just sit and be at one with my thoughts …
The social media age has cursed us with an abundance of information. Our lives have been made easier but how often do we take time to protect the information we take in both consciously and subconsciously. We are exposed to so much daily and I don’t think its spoken about enough on how we fail to realise how draining it can be.
Social media has brought about a new wave of comparison and negativity. A lot of us are striving for greatness and it’s a beautiful thing to watch and celebrate the success of our peers at such a young age. But as humans we need to check our hearts ensuring envy doesn’t build up. It’s so much easier to get lost in the image being shown but we need to remember we only see what people want us to see.
In this age it has also been made a thing where pursuing your 9-5 goal in life is being painted as a negative .Everyone seems to have a side hustle and entrepreneur in their bio . You “ aren’t grinding hard enough to get your money up “ ABSOLUTELY STUPID!!! . It’s okay to want to just live your life how YOU want it. If you decide to solely focus on pursuing a 9-5 there is nothing wrong with that and you can still end up being successful . Success being whatever definition that fits for you.
Social Media I believe has also glamorised struggle . You don’t have to have gone through a battle against all odds for your struggles in life to seem valid. The point I’m trying to make is, part of protecting your space is acknowledging that your ups and downs are personal to you. Every failure even if it may not seem massive in the grand scheme of things to others, it is something to you. You have to allow yourself the time YOU need to get back up. Also no accomplishment is too small. You don’t have to have signed a multi-million deal or be making heaps of money. Maybe you woke up happy in the morning after a really bad week. That is an accomplishment worth celebrating.
Protect your space digitally and mentally as the only thing that matters is that YOU are okay.