Who here has an up-down relationship with @instagram? Some days I feel what I share is badass, some days I feel inadequate. Sometimes a scroll fills me up, sometimes it makes me feel sucky. Some days I’m stoked for others slaying life, some days I beat myself up about why I’m not where they are. Anyone else? If this sounds familiar, say HEY below and read on, I’ve got some pointers.
I just had my guzzilionth break of the past 6 months but I’m ready to return! Before I decided that though, I checked in with myself about why I feel like this. If I was needing breaks from a relationship I’d question it and, as cray as it sounds, an app is noooo different. If you’re engaging with something daily which affects how you feel, you 100% need to check in!
I’ve always struggled with my self-esteem and self-worth (I’m good at hiding it). We all have good and bad days right? When they’re out of whack it impacts your mindset towards other things, too (relationships, career, SOCIAL MEDIA etc) So, if you’re scrolling and not vibing, check in with YOU first, before each thumb flick becomes a trigger for negativity. Self-love first baby! Just for the record, YOU ARE WORTHY! Your worth comes from within, do not seek it in things external to you (such as likes, in this case) and do not to compare yourself to other peoples ‘highlight reels’.
WHY are you using this app? Sometimes the above makes you forget. I use and love @instagram for the following reasons: 1. It’s a CREATIVE OUTLET for me, I love to create and see other peoples art. 2. WANDERLUST. It’s my blue planet quick-fix. 3. CONNECTION. You can connect with like-minded people from any part of the world, and I’m so grateful for the friends I’ve made through it. 4. I want to use this social platform for GOOD, maybe even INSPIRE if I can… I want people to believe in their truest selves and pursue their best lives. My forever goal is to fill the gap I needed to see when I was a young girl, for other girls (and guys). Now I’ve checked-in and reminded myself of the good stuff - I’m sooooo down. THIS IS WHY I CAME HERE, AND THIS IS WHY I’M BACK. ⠀ ⠀
So, who‘s going to check in, what’s your why!?