I’ve been pretty open and candid about my battle with anxiety over the last year or so, and I have to admit that it feels really wonderful to be able to open up in that regard. Lately, I’ve had a lot of highs and lows which, for me at least, often correlates to significant changes on the horizon. I’m most definitely not the first one to discuss mental health in relation to social media and how dangerous the comparison game can be. And while I try to avoid playing said game, I’m most definitely guilty of it – especially as of late.
Social media used to be a really powerful tool that allowed you to grow your brand and business rapidly and see immediate results. These days it feels like you have to work significantly harder to see significantly less feedback, and that can be incredibly discouraging. It leads to a lot of self-doubt, a lot of negative talk, and a lot of comparing yourself to other folks who don’t seem to be struggling (reality check: everyone is feeling this way).
I realized this week that not only is the comparison game incredibly damaging, but it’s also the literal opposite of gratitude – which is something I used to pride myself on – and something I seem to have lost sight of lately. It seems so obvious now, but I’ve realized that said game not only feels detrimental to your own self-worth, but it’s totally absurd, and also clouds your ability to be grateful for everything you DO have. I am so grateful for my health. For my friends and family. For my beautiful home, and our upcoming wedding, and our sweet and fluffy puppy. For this community. For YOU! And am bound and determined, now more than ever, to STOP the madness once and for all. I’m still working on figuring it all out and would love for each and every one of you to join me. In the meantime, I hope you have an incredible weekend, and here’s a peek at some of the lovelier moments of my week. (Bear in mind, these are 5 photos from my entire week. It is my highlight reel – I promise you that!)
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