WHY DO YOU TAKE SELFIES?
This was my question I asked you in my stories today, so I thought I’d share my answer here.
I take selfies for many different reasons, and I’ll share them all here for the sake of being honest with myself and you.
I love documenting moments. I have tons of selfies on my phone I’ve never even posted, that I keep for myself to just remember where I was, how I felt, who I was with.
Sometimes they help express how I’m feeling. Grateful, happy, sad, artistic, etc.
Or sometimes I post them to be vulnerable.
Selfies with friends is usually just because we both want to be in the picture and have no one to take the photo for us. I mean, duh.
Sometimes I just feel really pretty for whatever reason and feel like I should take advantage of looking halfway decent.
Sometimes I post them because I know I look good and well.... vanity.
Some days I just feel absolutely terrible about myself so take them to boost up my confidence and post because sometimes comments make me feel better about myself temporarily.
Honestly, I don’t think there anything wrong with selfies. However, I do think that we should check our hearts, examine our motives. There are a few reasons I wrote I don’t think are healthy, for myself at least. For one, my confidence shouldn’t come from seeing a photo of myself or have to be confirmed by others in order for me to think it’s true. I should know who I am, know my worth, know how beautiful I am and BELIEVE it always.
Also, I don’t want to be a vain person. I don’t want to come across to others as super into myself or conceded. To me it’s important to stay humble. To be confident, just not conceded.
Anyway, just know how beautiful you are. Whether you’re an avid selfie taker or have never taken one in your life... know you are created by God so intricately, beautifully, and with so much intent.
#yogafam #flexibility #yogabekasi #yogakalimantan #yogasurabaya