THERE IS A FREEDOM IN BEING YOURSELF ON SOCIAL MEDIA
It is so easy to get behind a computer screen or a phone and make yourself out to be someone you really are not. You can pretend to be someone who is super healthy but is actually struggling in that area. Someone who is super fit when you never actually workout. Even someone who is always happy and positive but in actuality you haven't been happy all year! The media puts so much pressure on us to be all of these things and more.
Sometimes this pressure can be so great that we may think that we have to become someone else in order to be more liked, followed, accepted or whatever. I have found myself there at a time. Not pretending to be someone else, but by omitting things that were a part of my real life like huge plates of Mexican food lol...
Why? Because I never wanted to come off as a wellness fraud because I eat unhealthy food from time to time. I also didn't want to lead other people who may be following astray from their healthy lifestyle.
What I came to realize is when I only posted the "good", I wasn't allowing people who choose to "follow" me see every side of my lifestyle. Being a wellness blogger and a trainer doesn't mean I am perfect by any means. It just means that I am trying really hard to live a healthy lifestyle and choose to promote that most of the time. It also means I desire to help others live healthy and well also.
These days, I try to be 100% me on social media. That means showing people the good, bad and real. I try to write captions on my posts that tell exactly what is going on with me. I want people to "follow" me, the real me, not some made up person that they think I am.
Do I eat healthy all the time? NO. Do I workout and feel like working out everyday? NO. Am I always the perfect positive little Christian...NO! Thank God for His grace and mercy!
I've reached the "take me or leave me age" which must be around the age of 32. That is when I finally realized that I am not for everybody, and that's ok.
In my opinion, it seems much harder for someone to keep up the charade of being someone that they are not rather than just being themselves.
There is a freedom in being yourself on social media. Always be true to you!
Have you ever found yourself feeling like you had to be someone else online for one reason or another? Share in the comments.