Social media cleanse

Social media cleanse.  

Try it, just for one week and see how it feels.  See how much your mental health improves when you’re not watching Sharon’s perfect life, her perfect husband, perfect kids, perfect job ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ in perfect pictures.   

Or scrolling through Karen’s keyboard warrior comments about the price of avocado’s ๐Ÿคช

What people don’t know is that Sharon’s life isn’t that perfect, her husband is sick of the constant retake to get that perfect picture and he’s secretly wishing he was at work with his stunning carefree secretary who is perfectly single ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ.  Her children hate her for being overbearing and wish they were at the beach with gran ๐Ÿ‘ต who lets them bury themselves in the sand and jump in the waves, even in their “Gucci” jeans.  Letting them be perfectly happy.  

 Sharon on the other hand is too busy trying to make things perfect for strangers who follow her on social media that she forgets to be perfect in the moment with her family.   

Karen is lonely.   She’s been turned into a keyboard warrior just for a little bit of attention.   Which in turn makes her bitter about herself and the whole shitty situation she’s in. 

What Sharon and Karen really need is to love life in the moment. To love them-selves and stop worrying about getting followers or attention from people, who lets face it, ignore you in the street. 

Why?   Because living in the moment is where life is, it’s where you belong.  Not behind a screen with filters and cameras.       

Taking time out for your own well being should be a part of your daily routine, and if this means a social detox from everyone you follow, then do it… 

Following all the *perfect* People on social media can be exhausting.   Following negative people on social media is also exhausting.     Suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, anerexia, eating problems and much much more are on the rise because of social media and how it desensitises us to our own well being.  Watching Sharon be the perfect mother is depressing to all the mothers who struggle even getting their children to brush their teeth before bed.   Watching Karen have yet another argument about yet another topic she clearly knows nothing about can be upsetting or misleading.   

Seeing snippets of someone’s day is not the full picture, yet people still obsess over their “Kardashian” like friend who has bought another new outfit to go to that amazing restaurant that everyone loves to go to but can’t afford, to have yet another amazing night with her amazing husband.   Seeing the “quick” toilet selfie #datenightwithmyamazinghusband.   

#if you were bothered about your husband why are you obsessing over the perfect toilet selfies instead of enjoying your night with him.    So many dramas.    

A social detox is needed in this day and age because there is so much fakeness out there.   So much of what people post is fake.  Fake news, fake relationships, fake limitations.   

When the internet was “invented” it was for an escape from the life you were living. It was a way to learn new things about different countries and regions, religion, animals and a way to communicate with your far away loved ones instead of writing a letter or making an expensive phone call.   Now-a-days it’s the total opposite.   We need a break from the internet, especially social media, just to get back to living our lives.   Carefree and in the moment.    

Dance like nobody’s watching.   

Sing like no one is listening.

Dance in the rain, get your feet salty in the sand and sea.    Live your life ๐Ÿ’– 

Be who you are and not what you think people want you to be.    

So whether you’re a Sharon, a Karen or someone who aspires to be like them or even if you feel like your own life is lacking because of the likes of them.  Then stop.     Stop following these people.  Start following uplifting people, life coaches, leaders, carefree people ect, and those feelings will slowly fade away.     

Your life is yours to live.   Don’t let social media sway you on who you truly are and what you think.  

Be your own cheerleader and love yourself from within before comparing yourself to others.    

Have a social media detox and I guarantee you’ll feel better for it within hours if not days.      

Just for the record, these are fictional characters made up for this blog.. 

No Sharon’s or Karen’s were harmed while writing this.ย  ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

In health

Yvonne

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