Comparison is the thief of joy.

This was a quote from Theodore Roosevelt and is one of my personal favorites.

While it’s not the type of evil it’s often made out to be, social media can often be detrimental to our mental and physical health.

When scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, people look like they have a much better life than they really do. This triggers a comparison of your life to the videos/images you’re viewing, on a screen, in the palm of your hand.

We then follow this comparison up by trying to emulate what we see. We may book a similar vacation, dine in the same restaurant, or in the world of fitness, attempt to complete an exercise that we may have no business trying to complete.

Ego and comparison go hand in hand in that they can be powerful motivators towards improving ourselves.

However, I urge caution and remind you that you’re fine the way you are. You’re beautiful and strong and whatever else you think you need to want or be.

Continue doing the things that bring joy to your life, but without the nagging desire to imitate the “influencers” and post-hungry friends that flood your social media channels.

28 years old, going on 75,

Ryan

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