The fact is that social media has come to stay, and it has its blessings and curses; it all depends on how you see it and what you make of it.
The mistake a lot of people make is that they judge their life based on what they see on social media; they compare their lives with others based on social media.
If you have been using social media to judge your life, these are reasons you shouldn’t:
1. You shouldn’t compare your life with anyone
Life isn’t a competition; there’re no winners and losers medal, there’s no trophy for who comes first and second. You should be your own competition; you should wake up every morning and try to be the best you can be. Don’t compare your life with other people based on what they post on social media; you’ll never be your best when you do this.
2. There are lots of things on social media
You don’t need a prophet to tell you that there are so many fake things on social media; so why should you compare the real things in your life with the fake things in someone else’s life. The fact you see a picture of a happy person doesn’t necessarily mean that person is happy and without worries in life. Social media is just an illusion that you shouldn’t get carried away with.
3. Your worst vs their best
The human in you probably tends to look at the worst things going on in your life and not the best things; you tend to pay more attention to what’s not working than what is working. The worst part of it is, you then compare your worst moments with the best moments of others when you judge your life on social media.
4. It kills joy
When you judge your life on social media, you’d lose your joy; you can never be happy when you do this.
5. You lose focus
You can never have focus in life when your attention and mindset are on the wrong things. You need focus to succeed in life and judging your life on social media can never give you success.
6. You’ll keep going on the wrong path
When you compare your life with others on social media, you’ll keep going on the wrong path, and how can you get to the right destination when you are on the wrong path?
Never judge your life on social media; there’s nothing there for you. You’d lose a whole lot when you judge your life on social media.