First, know that others feel the same way which is why there is so much false advertising online. Facebook should be called Faceoff. Many use it as a platform to prove something, showcase their lives, be someone they’re not. Facebook is a never ending high school reunion and I think it’s very dangerous to get caught up in that. Use it to connect or promote your business. Not as a yearbook.
But if you struggle with comparing yourself to others, deleting your Facebook account isn’t the cure. It has more to do with your wiring than social media. And your wiring has to do with your history, relationships, and self worth. Know that when you compare your story to others, you are powerless. You are seeking, wanting, wishing. In this state, it is nearly impossible to be happy. You are not living, you are waiting. You must start the process of loving yourself and feeling that you are enough. Then you will have tools to practice gratitude, the kryptonite of comparing.
Second, sorry I haven’t gotten to your questions. I get a boat load daily and sometimes I don’t have time or don’t want to get on that boat.
My facebook status reads.
It’s 3:05pm and I ate Rice Krispy treats and slept all day. I feel like shit.
Very good advice.
Which is why I try to limit it as a communication tool and avoid stalking other people. (Keyword: try. Sometimes you can’t help but relapse, though.)