Hope you all are well. We’re knee-deep in getting-out-of-school mode, so things are busy. Good busy, but my already limited organizational skills are being stretched to capacity.
I was feeling slightly stressed this morning, but then I came across the above article, and it gave me some peace.
It’s so easy to get caught up in how others are doing things and then second guess ourselves. I am SO guilty of this!
I try to remind myself of my own values and usually as long as I recognize that my actions are consistent with my values, I can bring myself back from the metaphorical cliff.
I logged onto Facebook this morning and was bombarded with all the Honor’s Day posts. I’m as proud of my kids as the next person, but seriously, when did it become okay to post your kids’ report card for the world to see? Is it just me or is that a bit much?
Regardless, I had to let it go. It’s my responsibility to not allow myself to feel less-than simply because I’m witnessing another’s success. I enjoy peeking into my friends’ lives via social media and I like to celebrate others’ accomplishments, but I don’t know, this morning seemed a bit excessive. Additionally there were a couple of snarky remarks that I let affect me emotionally.
Yesterday, after one particular social media interaction between a close friend and her coworker got a little nasty, my friend called me to vent and she was obviously very upset about the whole thing. I walked away from the conversation wondering when we got to this point of valuing achievement over civility. I’m trying to keep this short, so forgive me for being vague.
So this morning I logged off of Facebook and felt better instantly.
Does social media ever do a number on you emotionally? How do you handle it?
In addition to shutting down Facebook, I came up with a mantra for the day:
Be true to yourself and be kind.
Happy Wednesday, y’all!