It’s easy in today’s social media world to think that you might be one of the only people who does not have it all together. Let me tell you, NO ONE HAS IT ALL TOGETHER.
I have been trying to post more real life shot photos, maybe the girls are smiling, but the background isn’t perfect. Life is messy, and by hiding it, we set up this stage on social media that our life is perfect.
My house is constantly messy, pick a room, there is a mess. I am not going to lie, it drives me nuts! But it’s life. Both my husband and myself work outside of the house, we have two older girls and a baby getting ready to turn toddler. I can spend all my extra time cleaning and organizing, to no avail, or I can make sure the girls are actively involved in life outside of the house. I haven’t found a good balance of keeping a clean house and active lifestyle. So my house stays messy.
It might appear that people are always taking some sort of vacation, or they don’t work, or they just have everything you want. First, do you really know those people? Do you know how they got to where they are? Don’t be jealous, or hateful. That doesn’t do anything good for you, and is actual even bad for your health. Be thankful for them, praise their accomplishment. Sow seed in that family, even feel free to reach out and ask them to mentor you or your kids.
Social media….we as humans are so great at tearing ourselves down, with no help, and then we spend time scrolling and seeing “perfect” pictures and lives, and wonder where we went wrong. STOP! We all have our own life to live, the life we were given. if you want something to change, then change it.
The most important thing in a world that thrives on social media, is stop living online! Take real life photos, and start posting more “messy” pictures. Let’s all be real.
Speaking of life is messy and being real, here is an almost one year old, eating spaghetti, and you can see things on my floor and she is next to boxes. I didn’t move her around or try to take it at an angle to cut those things out. This is a real life in the moment shot.