I know a lot of you can probably relate to this. It is a constant struggle in my life, but learning that I don't need to be perfect isn't a one-and-done thing. I am still learning to ease up on myself, but every step is bettering my mental state and outlook on life.
Through social media, I see perfect young adults/college students all of the time. I see study pages posting beautiful handwritten notes of all of their classes and getting into med school. I see a beautiful girl traveling to Fiji for her third brand trip this month. I see people at parties having fun. I see people busting their butts in the gym and going vegan. I can't do all of those things, but damn I tried.
Instagram is meant to show you the positives of everyone's lives. It is not their job to show you their struggles so you can relate to them. They're supposed to make you inspired and want to do better. But more times than not I find myself being envious and comparing my life to theirs. I wish I could do it all, but I can't. That's a hard pill to swallow, but a necessary one. I am tired of trying to be perfect.
I do the best I can, but I nap. I eat cheat meals. I skip the gym. I don't get every job I apply for. I miss a homework assignment sometimes. That's normal. I found myself sitting down once during the day and feeling guilty I wasn't using my time to be better. It was ruining me. I was always tired. Always feeling down about myself. I felt like every aspect of me just wasn't enough. Then I realized I am on my own path. We all are. Take the time travel the path you are meant to be on and stop looking at the other side of the grass. You are doing fine, I promise.