In our HIGHLY connected and technology based world we’re bombarded everyday (subtly and not so subtly) with ideas about who and what we should be.
With an increase in social media/connection forms (Facebook, Blogs, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, etc), I’m seeing a link to my own increase in insecurities and the amount of time I subconsciously spend comparing myself to others online. Even seemingly innocent blog topics can spark an insecurity in me I didn’t know I needed to worry about (i.e. “I wish I could cook more meals like that!” after seeing a simple recipe post).
As I strive to live more fully and simply, I feel comparison (via technology as one example) is hindering how well I’m able to live this out. Comparison is a thief of joy and I’m determined to not let it steal mine!
Knowing this I’m watching what I allow myself to subconsciously absorb and making a conscious effort to appreciate who I am and the simple beauty in accepting and loving that person.
I would love to hear if anyone has similar struggles or has tips to not letting comparison steal their joy!
Photo from postmodernhostess. Love the saying!