Self-Esteem Therapy related to Social Media
Looking at your friends and family’s social media sites can sometimes take a toll on your self-esteem. The utopia that their posts and photos portray can at times make you feel less of a person and make you wish your life was as good as theirs. Here are 3 tips to help you maneuver through your social media without feeling inadequate or insecure.
- No one’s life is picture perfect. Posts and photos depicting how happy your friends and family are, are just that- posts and photos. People like to share the good times in their lives with their followers, but that doesn’t mean they are happy 100% of the time. Everyone has to deal with the ups and downs of life so instead of feeling envious, depressed or inadequate due to those cheerful and happy posts and photos, celebrate your family and friends’ joys with them. That in turn will make you feel happy and cheerful too.
- Stop comparing yourself and your life to others. This tip ties in well with the first one. No one is perfect, and no matter who you are, there will always be someone who is better looking or smarter or funnier than you and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Therefore, there is absolutely nothing wrong with you or your life. This leads me to my next tip.
- Accept yourself exactly the way you are. You are not perfect and guess what? That’s okay. Your flaws and imperfections help define you, and accepting who you are right now is an important part of learning to love yourself and learning to celebrate you and your life.
We all have our own problems with which we have to deal so take pleasure in knowing that your friends and family, despite their difficulties, take time to enjoy their lives. Let them be your inspiration for taking time to celebrate and find joy in your own life too.
Alicia Emamdee is the author of the YA Romance novel, “Aloha Self-Esteem?” which is created specifically for teen girls and the challenges they face with regards to their self-esteem in our society today. Written as a love story, the book provides ways to help increase self-esteem and gain self-confidence.
Self-Esteem Therapy? If you need assistance with issues related to low self-esteem, please call Creative Solutions 4 Kids at (954) 832-3602. We are located in Hollywood, Florida.