Real life. Your daily life. What you do on a daily basis. Be happy with your real life.
Don’t fake the funk. Don’t fake your happiness for a bunch of people on social media. This current generation seems to be so groomed to take a ton of photos, post them and hastag things like #LivingMyBestLife. It’s awesome to be able to say that. I love to post pictures taken in the right light and memes that show how awesome, blessed and highly favored I am. I also like to be transparent and post pictures that other people look amazing in, but aren’t necessarily flattering for me. I even post memes that reflect some of the uncomfortable times that I have had.
As the holiday season approaches, I’ve talked to several people who have expressed their depression, uncomfortableness, dread or impending time with family that makes them remember they are not happy. These same people will also post pictures on social medial with family and friends in close quarters with great big smiles on their faces that display love and admiration.
Why fake the funk? Why only tell people about your triumphs and not your struggles? It gives people a false sense of hope. My greatest smiles and victories have come after some of the greatest struggles in my life.
I have a friend that has a friend (😂🤣) that only posts the glitz and glamour of their life on social media. This same friend of a friend only has surface conversations about how amazing things are in life and always blooming. I remind my friend that nothing blooms all year long and if it does, it’s fake 😉.
Here is my point. I understand that whatever hits social media stays in cyber space forever. It’s why we post pictures with filters, hashtags and catchy status updates. What I’ve learned is that it’s not just okay for ME to post things online for appearances. I need to be happy at my core. Happy in real life. Through this blog, I have posted some things that are amazing, but also some things that show I’ve had some hard times. Sharing my struggles makes me uncomfortable, but happy at the same time. Everytime I get a text message or email from someone saying that a post has helped them in any way, I am happy.
Figure out what it takes to make you happy at your core. Do the work to achieve that happiness. Social Media happiness fades once the site/app is closed. Happiness in your core never stops churning and brings joy and peace with it as a bonus!