Guilty Secrets

Oct 16, 2020

Social media is a funny thing. It has the power to connect people and initiate global movements.

At the same time, it’s been shown that too much time online makes people feel isolated, lonely, and even depressed.

We’ve all spent time flicking though Insta, eyes wide at the seemingly picture-perfect lives of our girlfriends.

Exotic travels; beach photos that seem too perfect to be true; an outrageously healthy meal with avocados and kale that still looks delicious.

At first, we feel envy. Soon after comes guilt.

Why aren’t we doing these things too?

But here’s the thing: your guilt is holding you back.

And it’s dangerous to assume what you see on social media is representative of people’s lives – that content comes filtered by each person’s desire to show their best self.

Everyone has demons, insecurities, fears – don’t let social media make you believe otherwise.

I promised myself not to let guilt stand in my way, and have the courage to keep on keeping on. I would encourage you to do the same!

Feel like talking about it? Book time in my diary. I’m always here for my network.