It is natural to compare, judge our progress or success via social media. The comparisons that we make can make us feel insecure, depressed or jealous. We are comparing our self to perfectly crafted representations of people life. We don't see the skin that's under the makeup, the anxiety that comes with having a newborn or the bigger picture. People post what they want you to see. I going to share tips on how to find and boost your self-confidence in this digital world.
1. Examine Your Social Media
Scroll through your social media feed. Think about how you feel when you read or see each post. Do you feel inspierd? Do you feel motivated? Are you happy? If you don't feel those things its time to click unfollow. You should do this at least once a week.
2. Ask yourself, what do I love about myself?
When you find yourself scrolling and see the women with the "perfect body" or "perfect hair" stop and think about something that you love about yourself. For example, maybe you love your smile, butt, or skin. Turn those negative thought into positive thoughts.
3. Take a Digital Detox
We're are continually bombarded messages, notifications, and advertisements that are promoted to make us "better". But the thing is we are good enough.
I recommend taking the night off to put down your phone after 8 pm and just be with yourself. Read a book, do yoga, enjoy dinner, take a bath, and spend energy on something else.
4. Start a gratitude practice
Gratitude is something that needs to be practiced regularly. We need to stop thinking about what we don't have and start being thankful for what we do have.
Every day at 3:00 pm I have a gratitude alarm that goes off. When this alarm goes off I open up my notes on my phone to a section I call "Give Thanks". I type in three different things that I am thankful for that day. You can also keep a gratitude journal where your white what you are greatful for.
How do you boost your confidence in this digital world?