I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how now we all have 2 lives. The one we live day to day (you know, 6am alarm, work, gym, food, Netflix, bed?) and then your online life. Now, I am guilty of spending wayyyy to much time on Instagram but recently I’ve found myself lusting over the lifestyles others are posting. Perfect hair, make-up, the crisp white bed sheets, Starbucks in hand kind of girls. I’m finding myself getting frustrated that I can’t get the right lighting for my flat lay or the fresh manicure just isn’t photographing right.
As much as I love blogging, Instagram, twitter and all the rest I think we could all do with taking a step back and realising this is not real life. Most of us post our best selfie whilst wrapped up in our onesie with a face mask on and tub of ice cream in hand. I know I need to stop comparing my normal life with what others post online.
Now I get it, it’s intimidating to go up to someone in the street and say “Hey, I love your outfit, your hair looks incredible” but you can easily write a compliment with the hearty eyes face in 2 minutes. Social media is amazing, you can meet people from all over the world. It gives us confidence (and lets us nosey parkers look into what everyone’s up to). I’m not saying that I’m against Instagram/twitter/snapchat because I’m not, if I could walk around with the butterfly crown filter everyday of course I would. But exactly that, we need to take a step back and realise that that Instagram is not real life. Someone can be posting pictures of their 5 Kylie Lip kits with their Gucci Handback and Loubitons in the background, and eating super noodles for dinner every night.
I’m sorry, I’m not entirely sure where this post is going. I guess I just felt I wanted to make the point(for myself more than anybody) that we gotta stop comparing our normal to everybody’s ‘best bits’.