In this day and age that we live in, social media has indoctrinated the idea into us that we must be perfect. Yes, people’s perception of perfection differs, but the strive for it does not.
For me, Instagram is the biggest liar of all social media platforms.
It’s fair to say, we all portray the best possible version of our life. But what happens when it surpasses perfection, and turns to pure fakery? We then start fantasising over this unreal (literally un…real) figure, that we have seen on social media, and put our bodies through hell to try and achieve the same, under complete false pretence. Capturing snippets of the best days of your life, to create fabulous facade on social media, is one thing; but bear-faced lying takes it to another level. It’s utter false advertisement.
The reason I am writing this post is because I have suffered from this trickery for the past few years. I believed everything I saw on social media and let it overtake my life. I am obsessed with comparing myself to others, that I either see in the street, or online. I am also surrounded by my beautiful friends and family, which made me believe everyone else must be as perfect as them.
This, along with other external factors, has triggered a serious body conscious mentality; recently, my self-confidence and belief has taken a huge knock.
In the end, my personal strive for perfection turned into an unhealthy to obsession, and ultimately created dangerous eating habits. Now that I am at the back end of it, I can reflect on how hard I pushed myself to be the ideal shape and inflicted some serious health issues, to be like people that didn’t even look like that themselves!
This isn’t a ‘pity me’ post, I just want to highlight how much this subject has personally effected me.
It is also a post to acknowledge and appreciate that we all have faults and we need to learn to embrace them. Obviously this is something that is so much easier said than done, but it’s definitely something I am encouraging myself to try.
Don’t be fooled by social media, it can suck you in and spit you out. Take everything you see with a lil pinch of salt.
And stay as real as you can folks! Lying doesn’t get you v far in life.
Anyway… here’s my example of how to distract from all this deep, sensitive stuff: drinking a fat glass of Rose and wearing my FAVE brand: Rebellious fashion.