𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞’𝐬 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐥?
I often wonder what the point is in trying to portray a perfect life to everyone else. The life through a social media lens hardly ever shows what we really look like, feel and experience everyday. Browsing through these edited versions of life can become a real trap, setting ourselves up to feel inadequate and discontent, when we compare our reality to what we see on social media.
𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐧-𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞.
Ditch the filters and expectations of what you should be like, look like, feel like. So, whether you’ve had a busy day at work or looking after your family, just be real with yourself and pause long enough to acknowledge how you feel. That is the start of any self-care.
𝐒𝐨 𝐈 𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟, 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐲.
With valuing how we feel comes the invitation to put ourselves first, to care about our self. It means that you spend a little more time looking after you and what YOU need to feel content. Worry less about what that looks like, or if it is ‘Instagrammable’. Because how YOU feel matters. You matter.
Can you share one thing that you do to look after yourself?