Social media can honestly be such a struggle mainly because it is snippets of your life that you just post online and that is usually the end of that, however it honestly isn’t that simple, and it never is. It is the one place where everything seems to move at 100 miles a minute and trying to keep up can be a ridiculous struggle – even for me. Whether it is work and not being able to update all the time, your health making it difficult (mine happens to be my mental health sometimes) or life just getting in the way, trust me we all feel it and you’re not alone.
Lately because I have been so ridiculously busy I have been forgetting the reason that I use social media in the first place, besides sharing my blog posts it is to connect with people that I love the most and people who inspire me. I have spoken previously about things I genuinely love about the blogging community and how much the community has given to me but sometimes I feel there is a lot of pressure on social media.
This might either sing to your heart or sound utterly silly but there are so many amazing bloggers who run incredible blogs and putting out quality content is important so staying up to date on social media can put a lot of pressure (sometimes good – other times bad) on you to just keep working harder and harder.
Lately I have been loving my blog, I’ve been so inspired, however when it comes to actually updating on social media I have been so behind it is ridiculous. I feel like I have lost my mojo a bit, I’m not speaking to people as much as I used to, I feel like I have let so many people down. If I’m totally honest, it is the worst feeling in the world.
So what am I doing to make my struggle with social media a little more bearable?
I’m trying to connect with people more, be myself, share not only my happy moments, but my struggles too. Let’s be honest not everything is going to be happy and rosy all the time. It’s about balance and I’m trying to find mine.
I’m trying to prioritise talking to people again, getting to know people again, enjoying the reason that social media used to be fun, continue writing, appreciate the amazing opportunities that I am getting, focus on the people in my life and stop putting so much pressure on myself when it comes to social media.
Social media is fun – never forget that.
Try not to forget that the numbers on your social media stats don’t determine your self worth, you’re an incredible person and numbers don’t define you.
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