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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Let's have a chat about "social media envy".



Hi friends, how are you doing so far this week? Me? well, I have an awful sinus infection. I finally caved and went to the doctor's office yesterday and am on antibiotics. Apparently, I let this go too far. I don't want to be that person who runs to the doctor's every time the have a cold   ah, darned if you do, darned if you don't.

Anyhow, I'm hoping you'll put up with me venting a bit today. 

Unless you live in a cave, you have likely heard about "Social Media Envy". It's a thing. Never before have we had such unfettered access to the lives of others. We see their vacations, their relationships, their purchases, their homes, their cars, etc.

This has lead to a whole lot of green-eyed monsters out there. Envy is certainly nothing new, but having the minute details of everyone else's life available with a simple scroll is. 

What I find troubling is now, we all condone this envy.  Just search "social media envy". There are countless articles about how to make yourself feel better when you see others who have a bigger house or who have taken a better vacation than you. 
I swear, I'll throw something the next time I see a meme along the lines of "Don't compare your life to somebody else's highlight reel."

Honestly friends, enough is enough. There is a reason why our grandparent's generation condemned envy.  Trust me, it's NOT a good look. 

Instead of turning to the countless words written to help you convince yourself that "their life really isn't as great as they show", focus on gratitude.
Seriously, do you have a secure roof over your head? Do you know where your next meal is coming from? Do you have a spouse, parent, sibling or friend who loves you unconditionally?  If you can answer "Yes" to those things, you are already far better off than most people in this world EVER will be.

Does someone else having more high-end clothes affect your life in anyway? No, it doesn't. 
Regardless of what anyone else might 'flaunt' or 'show-off", it literally has no bearing on your life. So, please do not give this stuff any power over your life.
There will ALWAYS be someone who has more money than you, a larger home, more stamps on their passport, I could go on and on.
Instead of focusing on the good things other people have in their lives, take an stance of gratitude in regards to the good things that you have in your life. You'll be much happier for it, I promise.

Okay, that's it for today. I need to go sit by my humidifier. 
Be well friends.


XO,
SheShe 

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