As a blogger, I know and understand the importance of being active and present on social media pages. I personally love seeing other people’s pictures, hearing about their lives, and learning new things. However, I think it can be really hard to find balance between enjoying social media and obsessing over social media.
Too often I pick up my phone and scroll mindlessly through Instagram or Facebook when I could be reading, spending time with Daniel, or a whole list of other things. Bloggers, how do you find balance between blog work/personal enjoyment/time away from the screen?
How many times have we said or heard that we shouldn’t compare our lives to someone else’s “highlight reel”? I know very well that the photos, moments, & announcements on social media are often the best moments that people want to share.
No one writes a status about how they woke up, went to work, had a lunch break, came home, made dinner, watched TV, and went to bed. So, why do I still compare and worry when I’m not at a certain place in life but someone else my age is?
As I’ve mentioned in The Waiting Game, I struggle with feelings of anxiety and nervousness over the unknowns. I very much believe that social media plays a large part in some of this anxiety and worry. I don’t believe that me going off all social media platforms would be the answer, especially as a blogger, but I do think less may be more.
- Less Comparing….More enjoying my own phase of life
- Less Worrying….Allowing life to fall in to place
- Less Jealousy…..More celebrating with others
- Less Anxiety….More acceptance of my current situation
- Less screen time…More face to face time
It’s hard to accept that things will happen when it’s time. Sometimes we don’t have an exact answer when we want it and sometimes the answer itself may not be the one we want to hear.
I’m going to do my very best to enjoy the right now and to remember that what I’m seeing online is not always the full picture…in fact, it’s never the full picture. So, let’s all work on putting down the phone and enjoying the present. Don’t forget to look up every once in a while. It’s a beautiful world we live in.
How do you balance blogging and social media? Are you addicted to your phone & Social media?
Tell me in the comments below!