“Wow, I wish I looked just like that.”
How many times have I sat on Instagram saying this to myself? Too many to count. I scroll and scroll, looking at some girls highlight reel, and comparing it to my behind the scenes, every day life. Everyone looked like they were always having so much fun. And I wasn’t. Who has THAT much fun 24/7? It had me feeling so down in the dumps, literally all the time. Why wasn’t my skin that smooth? Why wasn’t my hair that thick? How was her waist so tiny?. All questions I asked myself every day, continuously comparing them to how I looked. Eventually, I just had enough. I decided it wasn’t fair to me. How could I treat myself like that? We are all put on this earth to radiate and explore in our differences. And here I was wishing I was just another copy of someone else.
Be yourself, and don’t feel bad about it!
I am here to tell you today that you should focus more on what makes you feel awesome. And disclaimer, scrolling through Instagram looking at other girls might not be it. Nothing against those girls, ya’ll are beautiful and deserve to show it. But damn, instead of comparing ourselves to each other, why don’t we celebrate our differences? Take a moment and stop scrolling and comparing, even for a day or two, and use all that energy to focus on something else. Pour it into something you love. Itt’l be the best thing you ever did! I actually deleted my personal Instagram for a little while, I was wasting so much time and energy looking at other girls and making myself feel terrible for no good reason. When I got Instagram back, I unfollowed all the famous females who’s photos were always nothing short of perfect – it made me feel like shit and I just didn’t need that anymore. We’re all great and beautiful in our own ways. You don’t have to be like everyone else in order to be awesome. It took me awhile to realise I didn’t have to be like everyone I was envious of, but when I did I sure felt a lot better!