Thursday, January 29, 2015

E(nvy)

Hey everyone!
I wanted to do a post today on a topic that I've been pondering a lot about lately. There's going to be a lot of posts like these coming soon, by the way, because I love just sitting and writing whatever's on my mind. 

I think that with the emergence of social media, many people have become envious, jealous, sad, or disappointed with their lives in comparison to others. I know that with tumblr and instagram, it's so easy to see people with seemingly "perfect" lives and get down. 

For me personally, I've never really been affected by this e(nvy) because I don't have time to stalk people's feeds. And I think that's a really good point! If you find something that you're intensely invested in and that makes you extraordinarily happy (for me it's blogging!), you'll feel so fulfilled in your life that you won't want what others have. Maybe that's an oversimplification, but that's the idea anyways! I think another way to get over e(nvy) is to cut back the time you're spending scrolling through your feed. For my instagram, I check it once in the morning, once mid-day (although I often skip this), and then once more before I go to bed. I stay up-to-date on all of my friends, but I don't feel overwhelmed by it all. For tumblr, I might check it once every other day or so. When you start to check it once an hour or more than five times a day, you need to limit yourself so you don't become obsessed!

Remember: Don't spend so much time wanting someone else's life, that you forget to live your own! 

I read an article in a magazine (I won't name names) that told people not to brag through their posts or post things that might make other people jealous. I don't agree with this at all. Post what makes you happy, post things you like to see, and don't change that just because of someone else! If you're so happy in your life that you want to share that, I see no reason why you shouldn't. 

So I'm stopping at this point because this post is getting quite long, but if you want me to expand on this subject, let me know in the comments! Also, check out my links down below if you want to keep in touch!
-Sisi
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6 comments:

  1. I totally agree about not holding back on what you post! That's outrageous! You never know what will spark jealousy in someone so why hold yourself back?
    Brianna || http://extraordinarydaysblog.com

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  2. Aww you are so sweet! I really did I think you should make more posts like these..

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  3. thank you so much! you are an incredible blogger, and I know that one day you'll be successful at everything you want! I'm so glad you enjoyed this post!
    -Sisi

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  4. Wow Sisi, you are so right so many people get pressed into the "perfect" life me on other hand I don't feel envy about it I am content with my life yeah I wish I had more money lol but I will get there someday I might not have the most followers but atleast I know the people who do follow really like what I do. Thank you for sharing this post!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  5. I couldn't agree with you more girl! Instead of being "envy" or "jealous" of someone else's life, we should just learn from them or get inspired from them. I used to check my instagram so much, but recently decided to turn my phone off more often to get things done. It's so much better and healthier! Great post, Sisi! :)

    ♥Natalie

    Yours Truly, NY

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  6. thank you so much! I'm so glad that you enjoyed this post!

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