You know how it goes. You log onto Facebook and come across the “stories” of your friends. Friends who are enjoying a date night out with their spouse, friends on the vacation of a lifetime, friends who just landed that new dream job they’ve been praying about, friends enjoying a girls weekend at a spiffy resort, friends who can post pictures of themselves in bathing suits at the beach for all the world to see, etc., etc., etc.
While “seeing” all of these stories, you can’t help but to think:
* The last date night I had with my husband was when we were dating
* I wish I had money for a vacation, it would be nice to get away
* I hate my job and honestly, if I could quit today, I would but I have too much debt to pay off
* Girls weekend getaway? I wish I had the time, the money and close friends to get away with
* I don’t even want to think about being in a bathing suit right now
And so begins the cycle of social media comparison. We begin “seeing” everything that everyone else has and in turn, we find ourselves in a slump. We begin to wonder where our “dream” life went because quite honestly, this isn’t the life we signed up for.
Believe me, I too have fallen into this trap.
What would happen if we were actually authentic on social media? What would happen if for the next 30-days, we were REAL on social media? What would happen if for the next 30-days, we used social media for good by encouraging and lifting others up; tagging them and telling the just how much they mean to us, the difference they made in our lives, etc.?
How many lives would be changed if we made the decision TODAY to use social media for good?
Are you up for the challenge? If so, share with me below, I just might have a challenge up my sleeve!