In today's society, it is so easy to get caught up in what other people think of us, seeking for their approval. We are constantly comparing ourselves to what we see on social media, what we see on television, and we put ourselves down for not looking like what we see. But that's exactly how we should not be living. The only person you should be trying to impress is yourself.
The next time you are on social media, acknowledge how many times you compare yourself to the people you see on your timeline. It's crazy how this happens, we may not even try to do this. At this point, it has become second nature. We see a picture of a girl on social media and think "wow I wish I looked like that," or "I wish my life was a cool as hers." The reality of this is that social media shows the highlight reels of people's lives. You're not seeing their low moments because who wants to show those times?
When you start posting pictures on social media for other people, you are giving them the upper hand. You are letting them control how you live your life. This can lead to a never-ending cycle if you let it.
If this is something you relate to, try to break that cycle. If you like something, do it because you like it, not because you think others will. What I have realized is that as soon as you start doing things for you, the easier life becomes. Your confidence in yourself will radiate and others will see that.
Start doing things for you. After all, life is a lot easier when you be yourself. Post photos you love, not what you think others will love. Go to places you want to go to. Do what makes you happy, because, at the end of the day, this is your life you're living. So don't live it for others.
"Worry about loving yourself instead of loving the idea of other people loving you."