We live in a world where we can feel pressured to be a certain way, or to look a certain way, either way there is a lot of pressure all around us. On social media, in life, I’ve found even when I walk out of the house. There are pressures everywhere and sometimes it can definitely be overwhelming. Even in the blogging world I have found a lot of pressure on me about certain things, whether it is the amount of followers on different social media accounts, how often you post, the quality of your photos, it is something that I struggle with on a regular basis. Do you know what though? I am not letting it get to me anymore, and here is why!
Instagram tries to dictate to me how my photos should be online, this might seem strange because it is a way of getting creative with your photos, however I’m a little bit of a perfectionist so I always strive for the blogger cliche of minimalist white photos, with an added VSCO cam filter. But why do I strive for perfection for people who are literally strangers online besides the people I talk to regularly online.
I always look at people posting their photos and I’m like how do you manage to get them so perfect? Then I think to myself, just because my photos aren’t perfect it doesn’t mean that I’m not good enough. My photos don’t define me as a person, as a blogger, as anything, they are just something I do to get creative. (Then edit them constantly and then post them when I think they’re ready – sort of.)
I think sometimes I forget that my social media isn’t my entire life story, it is just edited highlights of beautiful moments in my life, and that is okay.
I am nowhere near perfect, not even close even though that hurts for me to say, I have stretch marks from losing over 10 dress sizes, I have spots (ugh bane of my absolute life) I have very large pores a lot of the time, my make up isn’t perfect, I make a lot of mistakes and I can be seriously annoying sometimes (a lot of the time) but I am a person who works hard and tries to support people as much as I physically can.
We all have strengths and weaknesses and sometimes we focus way too much on the weaknesses that we have when in reality we are strong as absolute hell and are fabulous people! So when you go to tell yourself, there are people who are prettier, more confident, more successful or happier than you, remember that is rubbish. You are beautiful person who is successful, confident and happy. If you’re not feeling too happy right now, then you’re working towards it and that is okay!
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