This article will answer why you might be finding Social Media overwhelming or Depressing. Don’t Worry! It will not ask you to quit all social media and live like a monk. It will teach you how to live with it.
What do we ‘see’ when you open your social media?
· Everyone is getting promotions, the college admits and new jobs on LinkedIn
· Everyone is so pretty and with perfect life on Instagram
· Everyone is so wise and a great writer on Blogger/Medium
· Everyone is getting so many Likes, Comments, Shares, Hearts, Claps, etc.
Everyone Except you
Step 1: Stop comparing what you see to your reality
Step 2: If you want similar success — start asking How?
Ask them directly or reverse engineer their success path. Learn from them!
You will have a different path than theirs but you can use their process as a working prototype.
Step 3: If you don’t want similar success but you fancy theirs — Enjoy
Don’t compare your life to your ‘social media star’ — just enjoy their stardom. It is possible for you to be happy seeing someone else being more successful than you.
Step 4: Use social media for what it is meant to be
Social Media is meant to build better relationships among people irrespective of where they are located physically.
Step 5: Stop Valuing yourself with the Likes you get
If 100 people liked your post (in their mind),10 will hit the like button, and 1 will comment a compliment. So stop thinking that you are only worth 10 likes and 1 comment.
Social Media is not an option so it is up to you to use it as a tool for inspiration, learning, and happiness or to use it as a cause for depression.